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Photos: Honda robot runs circles around competition

The second-generation Asimo can now run around at up to 6km per hour and even push a trolley
By Andrew Donoghue, Contributor
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Honda claims it has been pursuing research and development of a "truly useful humanoid robot which possesses both intelligence and physical capabilities"

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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

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ASIMO is now capable of running at a speed of 6km/hour and of running in a circular pattern

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The new ASIMO can act in sync with people — for example, walking with a person while holding hands

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An IC Tele-interaction Communication Card is held by the person with whom ASIMO will interact

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