Asimo stands for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility. The prototype was revealed in 1996 after many years of research and experimentation by Honda. Asimo is a 130 cm (4 feet 3 in.) tall, white android, weighing in at 54 kg (119 pounds). The robot is capable of climbing stairs on two legs and running straight. Newer versions can run in circles and recognize people as well as dance.
Originally posted on January 16, 2012.