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Honda ASIMO Visits Ohio STEM Students

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Central Ohio students watch the Honda Robotics demo in Marysville

Central Ohio STEM students watch the Honda Robotics demo in Marysville

The groundwork continues to be laid for the inevitable robotic uprising, in which humans will find themselves subjugated and ruled by machines with Artificial Intelligence. First the humanoid Honda ASIMO seized control of major cities, then he met with the world leaders he intends to overthrow, and now he has begun influencing the hearts and minds of our nation’s youth.

Specifically, ASIMO is reaching the part of our nation’s youth located in central Ohio, by putting on a demonstration for the region’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students at the Honda Heritage Center in Marysville.

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Students from 15 different local schools and career centers were given a first-hand look at the high-tech products being developed by Honda Robotics. In addition to ASIMO, Honda showed off the UNI-CUB personal mobility device and the Walking Assist Device, which is designed to support people with reduced walking ability or weakened leg muscles due to disability or aging.

The goal was to show the students how their STEM education could end up leading to exciting real-world applications.

“We see great value in sharing our unique robotic technologies with students as an opportunity to demonstrate how we are applying math and science to create new value for society,” said Honda North America executive Jeffrey Smith. “Showing young people how we are pursuing new dreams to help people and society can inspire and motivate their own dreams.”

Honda says ASIMO impressed the kids by climbing stairs, kicking a soccer ball, and “dancing,” although ┬áthe Japanese automaker did not specify what type of dancing the robot performed (is ASIMO advanced enough to both whip and nae nae?)

“We place great value on the development of the next generation of engineers and scientists. Enabling them to witness the latest Honda technology can inspire them to pursue an education that will support that career direction,” said Scot McLemore, Honda North America’s manager of technical workforce development. “We hope that demonstrations like these motivate students to envision themselves as future engineers and technicians – hopefully working for Honda.”