Honda claims it has been pursuing research and development of a "truly useful humanoid robot which possesses both intelligence and physical capabilities"
Through the coordinated use of its eye camera and the force (kinesthetic) sensor on its wrists, ASIMO can give and receive an object such as a tray
ASIMO is now capable of running at a speed of 6km/hour and of running in a circular pattern
The new ASIMO can act in sync with people — for example, walking with a person while holding hands
An IC Tele-interaction Communication Card is held by the person with whom ASIMO will interact