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Japanese electronics giant Hitachi unveils the company’s new humanoid robot “EMIEW 2″ (Excellent Mobility and Interactive Existence as Workmate) equipped with the world’s first convertible legs, which enable them to convert four-weels, two wheels and two feet to clear maximum three centimeters gaps at the company’s laboratory at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture, 21 November 2007. The robot, 80cm tall and weighing 13kg, guides a man during a demonstration. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)