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Asimo meets Pepper: Honda and Softbank partnering in robots

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View photosFILE - This combination of file photos taken on July 3, 2013, left, and June 6, 2014 both in Tokyo shows Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. s walking robot Asimo, left, and Japanese internet company SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper.

Honda and SoftBank said Thursday, July 20, 2016, they will work together on artificial intelligence to develop products with sensors and cameras that can converse with drivers.

Asimo, first shown in 1996, walks, runs, dances and grips things.

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TOKYO AP -- Is Honda's walking robot Asimo marrying Pepper, the chattering robot from SoftBank?

Automaker Honda Motor Co. and internet company SoftBank said Thursday they will work together on artificial intelligence to develop products with sensors and cameras that can converse with drivers.

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