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Posted by on Jul 5, 2013 in Science |

Asimo Robot debuts as museum guide, but is confused with visitors

Asimo Robot debuts as museum guide, but is confused with visitors

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The popular , manufactured by Honda, debuted as a guide at the of Emerging Science and Science in Tokyo. However, the android had a difficult day, failing to differentiate visitors who raised their hands to ask a question, with visitors to raise their hands to take a picture with your smartphone.

“Who wants to ask a question of Asimo?” Asked the robot, confused, because a lot of people came to take pictures of the new guide.

Asimo “can not understand” the meaning of someone raising his hand, said robotics specialist Honda, Satoshi Shigemi. Engineers are working to improve these aspects, such as recognizing if the person you have in front is an adult or a child, and tailor your response accordingly.

Asimo has been in development since 1996, but still has no real practical application. So far you can run, jump on one foot, kick a ball, open the lid of a thermos and serve drinks.

Link: Honda’s Asimo robot as museum guide disappoints, fails to wow audiences (The Daily Press)

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