The disaster response team of the future could be made up of an army of cheery orange robots, according to Honda.

The company has unveiled a working prototype of its E2-DR disaster response robot - first revealed in an R&D paper in 2015 - and it can do a lot.

At 1.68 meters high and weighing in at 85 kilograms, E2-DR can walk, step over objects, climb stairs and ladders, slink through narrow spaces and traverse piles of debris. It can even tolerate rain for 20 straight minutes, which is more than a lot of actual people can.

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