ASIMO Only Human

Posted 15 Dec 2006 at 16:25 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Highlighting failures is not my favorite pastime, but the video of ASIMO taking a staircase fall can't be missed. Response of the crowd included gasps, laughs, and complete distraction from the embarrassed presenter. What's revealing is that this failure is newsworthy. That's a powerful statement about ASIMO's capability and success. Like space-flight, we now take stair-walking robots for granted. The strangest part is how the technicians dealt with the trip-up by screening off the unconscious robot as it lay motionless. A perfect opportunity to perform mouth-to-manifold resuscitation and revel in the ensuing media blitz was lost.

ASIMO need vocalizations, posted 15 Dec 2006 at 16:45 UTC by steve » (Master)

Where was ASIMO's cry of "I've fallen and I can't get up" !?

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