New robot unveiled that's more 'human than ever'

  • 8 November 2011

A new humanoid robot has been unveiled that its creators say can practically think for itself.

Asimo is the latest creation by Japanese car makers Honda.

Based on a previous model, Asimo has been improved to be able to run faster, open a bottle and pour a drink, balance on uneven surfaces and even hop on one foot.

The robot can also tell the differences between three people all speaking at the same time, using face and sound recognition.