Sometimes when you watch a performance by some of the advanced bipedal robots – like Asimo or the Sony QRIO, it almost seems like they aren’t really robots, they are actually little children dressed in a robot Halloween costume.
Although the robot’s mimicry isn’t perfect, it is darn close. QRIO, for example, not only walks like a human being, he runs and even does a pretty good attempt at hopping. Of course he runs like a Japanese male does, not like a Westerner. There are significant differences. But, since QRIO is, after all, a Japanese robot, it stands to reason that he would mimic the movements and body language of his designers.
ORIO Dance Routine (Video: 3 min 26 sec)
QRIO Walking, Running and Hopping (Video: 1 min 36 sec)
Sony QRIO Robot News Page - PC Watch Impress [Japanese]