ASIMO received a big Southern welcome in Dallas during ASIMO’s first ever visit to the Lone Star State.
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From November 11-13, 2004 ASIMO said “howdy” to more than 3,000 folks from all across Texas and from as far away as Kansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma during ASIMO’s stop at Southern Methodist University as part of the ASIMO Technology Circuit.
During the three-day event, ASIMO satisfied the curiosities of Texans who were fixin to see the world’s most advanced humanoid robot. ASIMO showed off its ability to move like a human by walking forward and backward, maneuvering around obstacles and climbing and descending a set of stairs. ASIMO’s humanlike movement and bi-pedal walking abilities gave a whole new meaning to the term Two Step.
SMU’s School of Engineering hosted the ASIMO event in conjunction with the Texas BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Regional Championship, an Olympics-style robotics competition consisting of sixty teams of middle school and high school students. Before thousands of screaming fans, cheerleaders and marching bands, 60 radio-controlled robots and their student inventors competed in a game of strategy, skill and speed. All of the Texas BEST participants got a chance to see ASIMO in person and some even joined ASIMO on stage for a dance competition.
Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in Texas BEST!