Crowds gather to watch ASIMO at Europe's largest open air science festival.
Warsaw, Poland, 29th May 2011 - ASIMO made its first ever appearance in Poland this week to attend Science Picnic, a popular open air science festival in the country's capital, Warsaw. Now in its 13th year, Science Picnic is Europe's largest public outdoor science event, attracting around 200,000 visitors and involving over 250 scientific institutions from around the world.
ASIMO's first of five public appearances at the event was introduced by His Excellency, Japanese Ambassador Yuichi Kusumoto. During this opening show ASIMO shook hands with His Excellency and provided a demonstration of its ability to give and receive objects by serving the Ambassador a drink. Four further ASIMO shows were held during the day, drawing huge crowds of families and young people all wishing to have their first glimpse of the world's most advanced humanoid robot.
In addition to attending the Science Picnic, ASIMO also made two special performances to the Polish media and VIP guests of Honda Plaza, Honda's main dealership in the country.