ASIMO is a humanoid robot created by Honda. Standing at 4 feet 3 inches and weighing 114 pounds.In addition to ASIMO’s ability to walk like we do, it can also understand preprogrammed gestures and spoken commands, recognize voices and faces and Change direction when obsticals enter its bath. ASIMO has arms and hands so it can do things like turn on light switches, open doors, carry objects, and push carts.
As of February 2009, there are over 100 ASIMO units in existence. Each one costs just under $1 million to manufacture and some units are available to be hired out for $166,000 per year.