Yeh but also remember, robots have been used for YEARS in industry, ok they are not cute and they just do stuff like assemble/weld cars, but the humanoid shape is best for the human environment. Now, imagine a fleet of Asimo's as above, and a nuclear disaster like Fukishima? Too damn dangerous to send in humans, (even tho in Fukushima they had no choice but to)... wouldn't it be great to send in a fleet of robots to sort the mess out?
Or into a smokey environment like fires and such? Defusing bombs even? Space missions? In fact on the future Japanese Moon mission, they actually want to send Asimo! To walk on the moon! Plus thats the reason behind NASAs robot, it can do the dangerous jobs outside the shuttle/ISS
Robots are perfect for long missions, wont need any food, water, life support, except a recharge and web link!! ! don't doubt that humanoid robots will be a part of society one day, (they are already are in Japan to an extent), and Id like to be around to see that day.
Its easy to see ASIMO and think its a cool toy, but have you any idea how difficult it was to just make the thing walk on 2 legs?
Edited by seeder, 09 April 2013 - 01:01 PM.