Hondas ASIMO Robot to Australia
Following rave reviews on his European debut in Barcelona, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot, Honda’s ASIMO, arrives in Melbourne in mid-October to kick off a nine-week show tour around Australia
Following rave reviews on his European debut in Barcelona, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot, Honda’s ASIMO, arrives in Melbourne in mid-October to kick off a nine-week show tour around Australia. Honda’s ASIMO, whose name stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, is set to astonish the Australian public with his ‘Alive & Unplugged’ tour which will demonstrate his life-like ability to run, walk, dance, talk, recognise people, hold hands, carry objects and even play soccer.
ASIMO is the result of nearly 21 years of research and development by Honda which, although better known for cars and motorcycles, currently has engineering teams in Japan, Thailand, Europe and the US dedicated to this extraordinary robot’s ongoing development as he continues to become more humanlike with each new technological advancement. The premiere of ASIMO’s Alive & Unplugged Australian Tour will take place in a special marquee at Chadstone Shopping Centre, Melbourne, on Wednesday 17 October 2007, followed by five days of shows with free admission.
Also featuring radio host Simon Miller and some of Australia’s hottest DJs, the 25 minute show will amaze everyone with ASIMO’s humanlike movements and cheeky personality. ASIMO and his entourage of Honda technicians and robotic experts will then hit the road in their spectacular tour bus to perform at central locations in Bendigo, Adelaide, Newcastle, Sydney and Brisbane. The 130 cm robot will also visit hospitals and schools to thrill the kids with his advanced mobility and intelligence capabilities. Audiences around the world have been mesmerised by ASIMO’s amazing show, which helps to give humans of all ages a very real look into the not-too-distant future when humanoid robots like ASIMO will help them in their homes.
Below are ASIMO’s Alive & Unplugged Australian Tour dates. Show times and venue details can be found at www.asimo.com.au. There are up to five shows each day and entry is free to the public.
17th-21st October 2007 Melbourne Chadstone Shopping Centre
25th-28th October 2007 Bendigo, VIC Bull Street
2nd-4th November 2007 Adelaide Rymill Park
16th-17th November 2007 Newcastle, NSW Camp Shortland
22nd-25th November 2007 Sydney Darling Harbour, Palm Grove
30th Nov -2nd December 2007 Sydney Parramatta, Prince Alfred Park
6th – 9th December 2007 Brisbane Southbank, Russell St Green