MrBig spends too much time on Gizmodo, that’s why he could show me this clip of our dear ASIMO (a “natural motion” android by Honda) crashing down the stairs and shattering his glass face worse than Humpty-Dumpty on a bad hair day. If you don’t know, ASIMO can walk, run and perform numerous life-like tasks as seen in this 60 second commercial.
While climbing the stairs on stage, the Asimo was describing the sensors in its feet which allow it to maintain precise balance. Built tough, the dedicated Asimo continues speaking to the audience even after falling on its face. So does the female presenter who seems so calm, me thinks she’s the next-gen android.
At least the poor robot was nice enough not to go on a killing spree after being publicly humiliated.