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ASIMO show at the Honda showroom in Tokyo.
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The humanoid robot performs every day. Free show.
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Petite robot
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Look ma, I can stand!
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Hi!
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Spaceman robot
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Honda showroom. After the show, you can pose with ASIMO.
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ASIMO also performed at the Great Robot Exhibition at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno during Oct. 23, 2007 to Jan. 27, 2008.
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ASIMO playing soccer.
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He kicked the ball.
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He dances too.
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And runs.
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Three robots (including ASIMO) show how Honda improved its humanoid robot. From left to right, the robot got more compact.
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The first humanoid robot called "P2" was large and tall. His hands were claws (see enlarged photo below). Looks very threatening. Introduced in 1996.
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The P3 robot got smaller, but still quite heavy. Introduced in 1997.
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Then the ASIMO in 2000. The current ASIMO is only 130 cm tall and 54 kg. Much less intimidating than its predecessors. ASIMO stands for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility.
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Hand (claw) of the P2 robot.
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Gloved hand of the P3 robot.
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Humanoid hand of ASIMO.
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Great Robot Exhibition at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Ueno during Oct. 23, 2007 to Jan. 27, 2008.
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Robot by Kawada Industries
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Waltzing robot. This robot show was mainly still displays of robots. None of them moved except the ASIMO show.
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Robot dog
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Piano player, introduced in 1985 at the Tsukuba Expo.
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Traditional karakuri dolls which were maneuvered using strings and gears. These would be put atop a float during festivals.
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Karakuri doll
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Horseback archer
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2007 International Robot Exhibition was held at Tokyo Big Sight during Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2007.
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Lion dancing robot and robot taiko drummers in the background.
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The woman in the dentist's chair is actually a robot. Life-like female robot for dental students. This robot has silicon skin. However, it cannot stand up by itself nor walk.
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Dental students can practice on this robot which will say "ouch" if you do something wrong. If your elbow accidentally touches the robot's breast, it will also yelp. Also see my video
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Industrial robots for auto manufacturing.
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Toy robots also fascinate kids.
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Toy robot fighting match
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Robot fights attract a large crowd.
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Robots in the boxing ring...
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They fight it out. Also see my YouTube video here.
   
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