- September 28, 2013
ASIMO Receives Warm Welcome in Slovakia for Country Debut
September 28, 2013 - ASIMO travelled to Bratislava, Slovakia this week to attend the City's European Researchers' Night and help inspire the country’s next generation of scientists and engineers.
It is the first time ASIMO has visited the central European country and the fourth time Honda Motor Europe has supported the European Commission’s pan-European initiative to help normalize science amongst the general public and show what researchers really do for Society.
Huge crowds of families and young children gathered within the Old Market Hall venue to witness ASIMO’s debut appearance and special giant screens were installed outside the building so its four performances, held throughout the course of the day, could be shared with as wide an audience as possible.
ASIMO was invited to the event by one of Slovakia’s leading artificial intelligence experts, Professor Peter Sinčák from the Technical University of Kosice, and the attendance was part of a wider program of hands-on experiments, science shows, learning activities for children and guided visits of research labs that were held in Bratislava and four other cities in the country.