Japan has long been a leading force in the development of robotic technology, and visiting Tokyo's National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, aka Miraikan (Future Hall) really drives home that point.
CNN correspondent Will Ripley did just that
, and filed a video report
Here, visitors can interact with ASIMO, the Honda-developed android that can run, perform tasks, and interact with people. Honda first unveiled ASIMO a decade ago, and even today it remains a futuristic vision of what robotics may one day hope to achieve on a consumer scale.
Miraikan also houses other, interactive automatons that show glimpses of what life might be like in 15, 20, or 30 years.
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