ASIMO: “Klaatu barada nikto”?

  That figure in the doorway is Honda’s ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility). The doorway is that of Vicar’s Hall at Windsor Castle, as in one of Queen Elizabeth’s “official residences.” ASIMO was there not to take over the empire, but to congratulate the nine teams that are finalists in the Honda-sponsored “Reach for Gold” competition, which is targeted at 14 to 19 year olds, particularly those who are disadvantaged or disabled.

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That figure in the doorway is Honda’s ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility). The doorway is that of Vicar’s Hall at Windsor Castle, as in one of Queen Elizabeth’s “official residences.” ASIMO was there not to take over the empire, but to congratulate the nine teams that are finalists in the Honda-sponsored “Reach for Gold” competition, which is targeted at 14 to 19 year olds, particularly those who are disadvantaged or disabled.

ASIMO “performed a full showcase of its abilities,” which we assume is code for “busted a move.”