The same "posture control" system that allows the delightful little Asimo robot to keep its balance and seem friendly and not at all like it's going to strangle you mercilessly with its cold robot hands will be employed in the next generation of Honda sports and luxury cars, probably in 2008. The technology consists of special dampers and springs that detect body roll and/or loss of traction and adjust to correct the discrepancies. It's essentially an active suspension setup like Mercedes' S-class uses to keep its big ol' body from flying off the chassis in turns. Cars across the Honda spectrum will eventually use Asimo's guts as well, but after what happened in that new Will Smith movie, I'm never trusting robots EVER again.
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