Honda’s robot Asimo

Probably one of the most amazing pieces of artificial intelligence, and perhaps even of technology, that I’ve seen in a good while.

Here’s a video from James May’s Big Ideas showing what the robot is capable of.

(RSS readers go here to view it on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18wSJs6LIc0)

It’s the successor to that one you saw on the advert where it walks up a bunch of stairs.

So, robots are becoming more human, thinking for themselves. Not long then before they acknowledge our inferiority and eliminate us from this planet.

Thing is though, if all this global warming thing goes as expected they’re going to need some new Speedos (some new anti-circuit-frying Speedos) to at least keep them going long enough to benefit from their reign of terror.

Unless by then we’ve been living on Mars. Then what will happen?