So, Asimo has had a rather embarrassing public fall… as we’ve seen all over the web.

Link here, if you can’t see the embedded video.

Come on, now – we’ve all had a moment we wish nobody had ever seen – unfortunately, these days, chances are that if it’s embarrassing enough, then millions will watch it – we love a bit of calamity and we’ve been watching slip-ups for years with glee (think Candid Camera and the like, even before we come to the public debacle that is Big Brother or that ilk of reality TV).

But, really – aren’t you still impressed?

They’ve built the most advanced humanoid robot in the world. And, for a company that makes money from other things, I’m glad to see that they’re still willing to invest – because I’d rather live in a world where people dream (and fail occasionally) than one where people follow the ROI, led by the accountants, and never even try to do something different.

Rant over and cue the more positive Asimo PR…

Link here, if you can’t see the embedded video.

See the full set here at the official site – no video of Asimo taking a tumble, though!