Honda's robot museum guide not yet a people person
TOKYO (AP) - Honda Motor Co.'s walking, talking interactive robot is running into glitches in its new job as a museum guide in Tokyo.
The bubble-headed Asimo machine had problems telling the difference between people raising their hands to ask questions and those aiming their smartphones to take photos at the Miraikan science museum.
It froze mid-action and repeated a programmed remark, "Who wants to ask Asimo a question?"
The robot guide, shown to reporters on Wednesday, is connected by wireless to six sensors in the ceiling to discern where a crowd is gathering.