This is one SMART humanoid. It can watch movements and then mimic them as well as watch/track a light pen and then reach out to touch it. There is some serious AI going on behind the scenes here and we are way impressed
From Almirâ€™s site: â€œThe HR-2 robot was constructed during a period of three months at Chalmers University in Sweden. It has 22 degrees of freedom which enables it to easily move around imitating human motions. The robot is also equipped with stereovision giving it possibilities to perform hand-eye coordination. For that task an artificial neural network is evolved. Furthermore, the artificial brain is capable of tracking faces as well as recognising them. The HR-2 is also able to speak.â€?
View the awesome 30 meg demo video here. If you only watch 1 robot video this week, this is the one.