Ok, this is just cool.
This week ASIMO travelled to the Emirate of Dubai to attend The Government Summit: “Shaping Future Governments”.
The three-day summit, organized under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, is the largest government gathering of its type in the world.
The annual event, which ran from February 9-11, attracted more than 4,000 delegates from 93 countries, including heads of state, prime ministers, vice presidents, ministers, diplomats and NGO – each in attendance to share best practices and discuss how to improve government services across the world.
ASIMO participated in the opening ceremony, which saw Honda’s advanced humanoid robot play soccer with His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum (Crown Prince of Dubai) and meet his father, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rachid Al Maktoum (UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai) for a handshake.
ASIMO performed a total of 12 shows (in Arabic and English) at the summit, each showcasing Honda’s cutting-edge robotics technology and long-standing dedication to innovation.