Honda's Updated ASIMO Robot Launches European Tour

By Gary Cutlack on at

The "all-new" version of Honda's ASIMO robot has been shown off in Europe, where it wowed onlookers with such skills as walking, dancing, opening things and generally behaving a bit like an attention-starved toddler at a birthday party.

Here's what the next-gen ASIMO is capable of, although there's still no news on a consumer launch for the amiable robot friend, so don't imagine owning one and making it dance for your entertainment and carry trays of cocktails around the flat just yet:

ASIMO certainly looks much more rounded and generally quicker and more mobile than it did a few years ago. The pilates is really paying off. [Honda]