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Disneyland welcomes Honda’s ASIMO robot

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Disneyland welcomes Honda’s ASIMO robot

Anaheim (CA) – Honda’s stair climbing, fast running ASIMO robot has arrived in the United States and will set up shop at Disneyland in Anaheim California.  The robot will be part of a 15-minute science show which will be held several times a day.

The ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, is an advanced bipedal robot that can run at 4 miles per hour.  During the run, both of the robot’s feet briefly leave the ground for .08 seconds.  ASIMO can also ascend and descend stairs, although it has spectacularly fallen during several stair climbing demonstrations.  You can find several videos of these accidents by searching for ASIMO on YouTube.com.

The ASIMO will be permanently based at Disneyland.