Asimo and The Future of Robots The consumer robot Asimo can follow directions, walk up stairs, and even hula. His creators at Honda say a commercial version could soon be available to assist the elderly and the handicapped. But critics scoff at the notion that robots will be practical or cost-effective any time in the near future. Hear NPR's Laura Sydell.
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The consumer robot Asimo can follow directions, walk up stairs, and even hula. His creators at Honda say a commercial version could soon be available to assist the elderly and the handicapped. But critics scoff at the notion that robots will be practical or cost-effective any time in the near future. Hear NPR's Laura Sydell.