The Japanese car manufacturer Honda has revealed a new version of its robot Asimo which it claims is the cleverest yet. The robot can now run faster, balance itself on uneven surfaces, hop on one foot and pour a drink. Some of its technology may even be used to help out with clean-up operations at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. Its external recognition capability and set of onboard visual and auditory sensors enable it to rapidly process information about its environment, which the Asimo then uses to plot its next move. Combining long and short term sensor data, the droid can predict human movements and automatically recognize voices or gestures.
Robot can now run at a maximum speed of 9 kilometers per hour, jump up and down for as long as it wants, and even hop on one leg, should it ever need to. Also have to say that its hands are now more dexterous than ever,through new independent finger control functions that allow it to handle the most delicate of tasks. For more information watch video below.