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Honda's human-shaped robot can now run faster, balance itself on uneven surfaces, hop on one foot and pour a drink. Some of its technology may even be used to help out with clean-up operations at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. Honda's demonstration of the revamped "Asimo" on Tuesday at its Tokyo suburban research facility was not only to prove that the bubble-headed childlike machine was more limber and a bit smarter.


 
 
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Honda Motor Co. has announced it will release a portable power generator fueled by butane gas cartridges, mainly for outdoor use and in case of disasters. The new power generator, dubbed "enepo," is easy to carry around like a small suitcase with wheels.