Number 2 in the robot catalogue has to be Asimo. Standing for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, Asimo's focus is very much on mobility not automony. Standing about 1.4m tall Asimo's human form and natural movement is very much intended to show the human face of robotics. Remotely controlled by an operator Asimo is a marvellous platform for showing how mobile and dextrous future robots could be - but isn't about how smart they may be.
***Imported from old blog***