Hitachi is certainly fond of their EMIEW 2 (Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Work-mate) robot, where the Japanese company decided to give this cute little bugger an upgrade after two years in existence, boasting new enhanced voice recognition and driving performance. Made famous by its unique legs that feature wheels for feet, the EMIEW 2 is now able to drive at up to 6km/h in order to keep pace with people. Should it be required to carry some load, it can kneel down and scoot around for a greater degree of stabilty since it will achieve a lower centre of gravity that way. Not only that, adaptive suspension control technology also helps increase its stability when driving over bumpy terrain. We wonder whether existing EMIEW 2s can be sent it for the latest upgrades…

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