Thursday, December 30, 2004

Running Robot

Check this out. From Honda: their robot ASIMO's running action is starting to look eerily human. But what use is it? Well, given what we know about Wi-Fi, GPS, robotics and other related technologies, it's not too hard to imagine robotic couriers in the near future is it? Robotic nurses distributing hourly medicine to patients? The expense would be prohibitive now, of course, but . . . give 'em a few years. I'm not suggesting such robots could replace humans in every case, but they could certainly take care of some of the simpler, more repetitive tasks, couldn't they?

(Via Boing Boing)

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