Honda’s new concept car PUYO is made of a gel-like material that is supposed to be safer in case of collision. This must be where they got the name, which translates from Japanese to “touching the vehicle’s soft body.” On display at the Tokyo Motor Show that begins October 27, the car runs on fuel cells and therefore features energy efficiency. The vehicle has a small frame and a roomy “silky feel” interior. Honda will also be displaying its green CR-Z sportscar with its gas-electric hybrid system. Come to think of it, the PUYO does look user friendly.
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We just saw one of our fave spokesbots in a cameo on television. Asimo recently made an appearance in Honda’s latest commercial. We also understand that he is streaking across the stage at Disneyland in a mini-demo designed to get the greater public used to the idea of bringing robotics into the mainstream. The robot is becoming so famous that he even has his own website. Kudos to the company for knowing that robots can make an impact on sales without petty demands and/or the high salary of celebrities.
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