Newcastle, England, June 25, 2009 - ASIMO returned to the North East of England this week to perform at the annual Youth Engineering Show. The event, which Honda has supported for the last five years, runs for three days and will be visited by over 7,000 local school children.
ASIMO walking the stairs
The show is a fast moving 85-minute educational event involving presentations, interviews, demonstrations and videos about the world of engineering - as well as a performance of ASIMO itself. Over the three days, it provides an opportunity for around 7,000 year 7 and 8 students (11-14 year olds), to sample first hand the importance of engineering in modern day life and appreciate the range of career options available in this diverse field.
Honda has also supported the event by bringing along a host of examples of its engineering expertise, including Steve Plater's winning Superbike fresh from the Isle of Man TT, the Team Dynamics British Touring Car Civic and a new Honda Insight hybrid vehicle. A motorcycle apprentice and trainer are also on hand to answer any questions the children have about careers at Honda.
ASIMO delivering drinks
Ken Keir, Managing Director,Honda (UK), said: "Honda has supported the Youth Engineering Show since 2005 and I am delighted that we are back in the North East this year with ASIMO.
"ASIMO is a real machine designed and developed through the passion of many of our own scientists and engineers, so we hope that what they have achieved can act as an inspiration to the region's aspiring engineers. Hopefully one day they will be designing and building the machines, and robots, of our future."
ASIMO with two school children
The show is organized by the regional development agency, One North East, and held at the Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton le Spring, Tyne & Wear.
ASIMO kicking ball