Serving refreshments is one of the new tasks Honda's cutting-edge robot, Asimo, has learned during the past year. The company demonstrated the robot's new skills in a video released on Dec. 13, 2005.
Asimo learned how to run in 2004. The new version of Honda's robot can run 3.7 miles per hour--twice as fast as last year's model.
Asimo, at 4.25 feet tall, can push a cart weighing 22 pounds.
Asimo running, as captured on a high-speed camera.
Dozens of servo motors help the robot execute complex motions smoothly.
Honda says that Asimo's ability to climb a set of stairs is the culmination of almost two decades of research and development.
Asimo uses 26 servo motors to balance on one foot.
Asimo can balance on one foot while kicking a soccer ball.
Asimo fans helped welcome the robot to Disneyland earlier in 2005.