The odds are good that at one point, or another, you have
heard about Asimo. The short, white android made some serious headlines a few
years back with its space like appearance and slow human-like gate.
Like most of us who get older, Asimo needed to find a job.
After all, he couldn’t just sit around in Honda’s research labs all day doing
nothing. The company decided to see if he was good with people. His first job
is as a tour guide in a Tokyo museum.
It looks like thus far, he has a lot to learn. According to
recent reports Asimo had a little bit of trouble with telling human gestures
apart. Simple differences, like raising your hand to ask a question versus
snapping a picture with a smart phone camera confused the robot. The lack of
speech recognition software also adds to the confusion.
But who knows, maybe he’ll get it together in time for his
next performance review.
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