Asimo, Honda's own gifted robot child appears in the spot, exploring some sort of museum and showing off his advanced mobility with a lot of symbolic stair climbing. The campaign's pro-tech message, "More forwards, please," is leavened with lots of soft touches. Gorgeous director Peter Thwaites coaxes a heartwarming performance out of little Asimo, who exhibits a good measure of what appears to be curiosity and wonderment as he pokes around his strange surroundings. We could just melt when a water droplet lands on the little guy's visor /face and he shakes his head like a dog, or when he gives a lonely wave to an exhibit featuring a similarly outfitted astronaut.
It's another exquisite yet accessible depiction of Honda's big thinking.