The easiest way to determine "hype," whatever that is, for a product is to measure the size of its media scrum. New Mustang? Meh. How about a Mercedes? Borrrrring. But Honda just enthralled everybody with a 14-year old robot.
New updates to Honda's robot Asimo allow it to now move without the assistance of a human operator, travel over uneven surfaces, and better recognize voices and faces. Now Asimo not only can find us no matter where we hide and hunt us down over even the roughest of terrain, but it also can't be turned off. Thanks…
This is one case where we can't improve on the caption: "Ketch and Hiro-pon, members of the Japanese pantomime group Gamarjobat, take part in a promotional ninth birthday party for Japanese auto giant Honda Motor's humanoid robot Asimo."