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Mickey Welcomes ASIMO to Disneyland's 50th Anniversary; Honda's Humanoid Robot Has New 'Home' Inside Park
ANAHEIM, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mickey Mouse today welcomed ASIMO, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, to its new home in the Honda ASIMO Theater, inside Disneyland park. Guests visiting the popular Innoventions attraction at the park can now see ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) in an all-new live science show, Say 'Hello' to Honda's ASIMO, opening June 2 as part of the theme park's 50th Anniversary celebration.

Park guests will see ASIMO interact with a live host and operate in a modern home environment by using all of its unique technological capabilities, such as walking forward and backward, climbing and descending a flight of stairs and taking direction from a person. The 15-minute high-tech demonstration is designed to offer visitors a glimpse into a not-too-distant future when humanoid robots, like ASIMO, will assist humans in their homes.