Shock and awe hardly begin to describe my reaction to this video of Toyota’s humanoid robot running a 7kmh. Sure, that’s only a few points short of 4mph, but given its life like ability to move and to sustain balance after a slight push, I’d say all in all it’s pretty impressive.
Now, don’t confuse this with Honda’s ASIMO robot, which apparently can run at 6kmh. Toyota’s version, which seems to be nameless, stands 130cm tall and weighs 50kg. It’s running ability is limited to flat surfaces and a sudden push would probably knock it flat on its ass.