President Obama Impressed By ASIMO
President Obama Impressed By ASIMO
Written by Lucy Black   
Saturday, 26 April 2014

During his state visit to Japan, President Obama interacted with Honda's humanoid robot ASIMO at Tokyo's Miraikan museum, which showcases Japanese emerging science and innovation.

The visit was aimed at highlighting the renewal of a 10-year scientific collaboration between the the United States and Japan and to show off Japan's latest technologies.

After bowing and making a formal introduction in English, ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, kicked a soccer ball to Obama who responded with "Good job". Asimo also seemed pleased with his performance and jumped around to celebrate his own prowess in suitable soccer-star style. 

 

 

Compared to other soccer-playing robots, such as Nao, Asimo appears rather slow, although his aim is pretty good but President Obama's reservations, expressed later to students according to the Wall Street Journal is that the robots he met on this and previous visits to Japan are "too lifelike".

 

 

On the other hand Obama expressed his belief in the importance of science and math, telling Japanese 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."

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