During his recent visit to Japan, President Barack Obama had an encounter with ASIMO, Honda’s humanoid robot. ASIMO challenged the President on a heads-up one-on-one soccer battle. The President gracefully accepted.
While touring Tokyo’s Miraikan Science Expo, the President met many robots and later termed the experience “a little scary [because] they were too life-like”.
He was particularly impressed by ASIMO who conversed with the President in English and also played soccer with him.
Later, in his remarks, Mr. Obama said, “Young people like you have more technology and more power than even the greatest innovators of previous generations, so there is no limit to what you can achieve.”
We have previously seen POTUS Obama having a go at Basketball. It seems he’s not bad at soccer too. May be it’s time for the President to gear up and get ready for this summer’s World Cup.
Watch him in action: