Asimo was in the news again (in Manilla), and I thought an update would be nice.

“howwa YOU dowin?” (can Asimo look a girl up and down?)

The little guy is currently equipped with some gesture recognition (he can wave back) and other computer vision capabilities. He has always had a bunch of synthesized gesture routines in his repertoire. When they made him speak they made him do co-speech gestures. I guess otherwise there would be nothing to watch, since he has no lips to move nor eyebrows to raise.

Asimo is making a name for himself on stages everywhere. Rumour even has it he is getting pretentious and is plotting a coup against Mickey Mouse.