Its name sounds like a “StarWars” Robot, but this HRP-D2 from Japanese company Kawada has made tremendous progress since it was presented for the first time in 2002.
Here, the robot is capable of reproducing the motion of this woman, which by itself is very impressive. It is quite a breakthrough, because it means that this robot does not have to be intelligent to be useful. It could basically replace a human “presence” in hostile areas, let’s nuclear plants, for example.
I don’t know if you remember this Xbox demo with the synchronized robot, but Kawada should have done a demo like this.