Wednesday, November 23, 2005

ASIMO Flees to Middle East

No comment from ASIMO's publicists on the super-star robot's experiences recently in the Paris suburbs. Lost in the big city? Or leading an unruly gang of youths?

He was quickly packed up and swept out of the country before the real truth was uncovered. He has found refuge with friends in the middle east where he will be impressing the Arab world with his skills.
"Brought to the region by Trading Enterprises-Honda, an Al-Futtaim Group company, ASIMO will have daily performances at the Honda Stand at the Motor Show. This events marks ASIMO's first visit to the Middle East and it will be showcased amongst the latest editions from Honda's range of cars and motorcycles. "

"Honda wanted to create a partner for people, a new kind of robot that could function in a society to help people and to work in more dangerous environments."
"...versions of ASIMO currently being developed in Japan have a number of intelligence technology features. These include the ability to recognise people, objects and gestures, calculate distances and the direction of movement of several objects, and create flexible routes to a destination. To a certain extent, ASIMO can also hear and speak. It can identify voices, distinguish between sounds and the spoken word, and respond to certain instructions and exchange simple sentences and greetings with a person."
Sound familiar? Maybe the same kind of skills used by the world's most notorious covert operatives? Entertaining at auto shows and whatnot would be the perfect cover...

Concluding, Mr. Edmunds added, "As Honda's official partners in the region, we have some interesting plans to herald ASIMO's first visit to the UAE and Middle East, and I urge all the technology enthusiasts to watch this space for further announcements."

Honda to showcase ASIMO at Middle East International Motors Show 2005 | Trading Enterprises


Blogger jlstookey said...

FYI-ASIMO is scheduled to be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 5-8. The show will also feature a Robotics Pavilion. Check out for more details. CES most likely will be the biggest stage for showcasing all of the possibilities that robotics has to offer to date.

5:48 PM, November 23, 2005  
Blogger Prospector said...

There ya go! ASIMO to hit Vegas during CES. Probably hanging with the other high rollers - Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Micheal Jackson...

9:03 AM, November 24, 2005  

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