Every once in a while I like to check in with the Singularity; see where we’re at with it. Today I checked out Honda’s Asimo. That’s Asimo over there on the left. Pretty impressive walking up and down stairs like that.
I still don’t see the point of making robots look like humans, but you can see they’ve made a lot of progress in that direction. Asimo is certainly humanlike. If you can stand the hype check out Honda’s infomercial on Asimo. It makes some good points about what robots are and why.
Won’t be long now.
The above post is the last in the series of Weird Science essays I published at the Singularity Watch blog in December of 2011. I’m still out there observing weirdity in whatever form I find it. Rest assured I’ll report back here when I come across something worthy of your attention. Until then, hang in there!