ASIMO welcomes passengers at Narita

Demonstrations from Monday, March 28 through Sunday, April 3, 2016

Honda announced plans to conduct demonstrations of ASIMO, Honda’s bipedal humanoid robot, at Narita International Airport.

The demonstrations will take place over a one-week period from Monday, March 28 through Sunday, April 3, 2016.

Honda will showcase its technological strengths by providing ASIMO, an outstanding humanoid robot representing Japan, to welcome and offer its hospitality to passengers who just arrived.

This will be the first time for any airport in Japan to hold this type of event in the area before passengers begin the immigration process and formal entry into the country.

In accordance with the spirit of “using technology to help people,” which Honda has pursued since its founding, the company has been researching and developing robots which can coexist with and help people.

On the other hand, Narita International Airport Corporation has been striving to increase the attractiveness of Narita International Airport as a gateway to Japan for passengers.

With a shared passion and interest, the two companies worked to realize this ASIMO demonstration initiative.

During the one-week period, attendants riding the UNI-CUB β, Honda’s personal mobility device, will escort passengers arriving on certain flights to the specially-arranged demonstration area, where ASIMO will demonstrate multiple moves such as dancing and kicking a soccer ball and introduce various services the Narita International Airport offers to visitors from outside Japan.