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ASIMO to welcome visitors arriving at Narita International Airport

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Honda Motor Co on Wednesday announced plans to conduct demonstrations of ASIMO, its bipedal humanoid robot, at Narita International Airport over a one-week period from Monday, March 28 through Sunday, April 3. This will be the first time for any airport in Japan to hold this type of event in the area prior to where travelers begin the immigration process and formal entry into the country.

Narita International Airport Corp has been striving to increase the attractiveness of Narita International Airport as a gateway to Japan for air travelers. With a shared passion and interest, the two companies worked to realize this ASIMO demonstration initiative.

During the one-week period, attendants riding the UNI-CUB B, Honda's personal mobility device, will escort travelers arriving on certain flights to the specially-arranged demonstration area, where ASIMO will demonstrate multiple moves such as dancing and kicking a soccer ball and introduce various services the Narita International Airport offers to visitors from outside Japan.

Location: A specially-arranged area in front of the arrival immigration on 2F of Narita International Airport Terminal 2(4)

Date/Time: From Monday, March 28 through Sunday, April 3, 2016 Between 12 noon and 16:00

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Eastworld: Have we got a vacation for you!

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Why not Sony made one ASIMO for Fukushima ?

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Visitors are recommended to have some batteries at hand in case he gets upset.

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No one cares.

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This will be the first time for any airport in Japan to hold this type of event in the area prior to where travelers begin the immigration process and formal entry into the country

So is the robot there to usher the people to the fingerprinting / mug shot counter? Is the robot there to make that demeaning process more cute somehow?

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@ Aly Rustom

So is the robot there to usher the people to the fingerprinting / mug shot counter? Is the robot there to make that demeaning process more cute somehow?

And my guess is that, while one is oooh-ing and aaah-ing the robot might also be secretly scanning and take any data of you that the gods in the back rooms wish to have. As usual, minus your consent.

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ASIMO IS HISTORY! Japan need to investing on their software. Japanese software is among the worst in the developed countries.

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And how many technicians to take care of in the background?

Last time I saw it, it even needed a special floor to walk on.

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And my guess is that, while one is oooh-ing and aaah-ing the robot might also be secretly scanning and take any data of you that the gods in the back rooms wish to have. As usual, minus your consent.

spot on mate!

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