July 29, 1997 in Nation/World

15 Minutes Of Fame


Science fiction came that much closer to science fact Monday, when Honda Motor Co. introduced a robot that can walk, reconnoiter - even do simple fix-it jobs. The 6-foot, 462-pound “P-2” has two arms, two legs and can decide for itself when to try to step over an obstacle, and when to look for and try another route. However, its batteries can only keep it running for 15 minutes.

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