President Obama’s Soccer Buddy is None Other Than Honda’s Robot Asimo

By: | April 25th, 2014

On his recent visit to Japan, President Obama had the pleasure of meeting Honda’s humanoid robot Asimo at Tokyo’s Miraikan science museum.

Obama and Asimo talked briefly before the robot got a chance to show the president its soccer skills, which Obama deemed “pretty impressive.”

In a speech, Obama told local students they “have more technology and more power than even the greatest innovators of previous generations, so there is no limit to what [they] can achieve.”

However, Obama also jokingly said, “The robots were a little scary. They were too lifelike.”

Check out the video of Obama and Asimo kicking the soccer ball around:

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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