Preparing the way for the debut of Honda's 49-foot version of its ASIMO humanoid, which will lead Thursday's Rose Parade, the Japanese car giant this week sent hordes of its mini-sized ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative MObility) models into Los Angeles. Having vanquished Detroit's Big Three automakers, Honda's robots are in town to dictate the terms of a new economical order. Here are some edifying scenes from the humanoids' encounters with local officials.
Left: A Honda robot welcomes L.A.County Economic Development Corp. vice president Jack Kyser (l) and developer Rick Caruso (r) to the new Honda Consulate on Wilshire Boulevard.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
Right: Ever sensitive to local feelings, an alpha robot
instructs the L.A. City Council and Board of Supervisors on the new
direction local industries will be taking: "People of Earth -- look to