This video gives me the heebie jeebies, not least because it looks like they pulled some random civilian off the street to give it a balance test, totally insensitive to the fact that they were asking her to tempt the limits of Asimov's Three Laws.
Mostly, this video is creepy because that robot looks so eager to please, and that it evokes in me a sympathetic emotional response. The robot doesn't really look anything like human or animal other than in its most basic form, yet its simulation of human movement is enough to stir something inside me despite my best attempts to remain scientific and aloof. It's almost like by turning human motion into an abstraction, it represents something about humankind where something more versimilitudinous would fall short.
I actually feel bad for the thing when that woman is shoving it around, and find myself rooting for it to stay upright as it does its back and forth running tests. For some reason, this thing is way more....human than Asimo, despite being really similar in form and function. And I can't quite figure out why.