Flash! Obama meets with robots in Japan

Flash! Obama meets with robots in Japan

No, it wasn’t Astroboy or Mechagodzilla…although how cool would that have been? 😉

During his recent visit, President Obama was shown some of Japan’s cutting edge technology:

JustNews video

In this case, that meant robotic baby seals and an android singer, among other things.

The Japanese seem, as a culture, to be more comfortable with robots and to have a more positive image of them.  Yes, we have robots…the Big Dog robot is one of the most impressive:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww

But it is a military robot.  We have the Fisher-Price Bigfoot…but I don’t know where it is made…and it still seems pretty aggressive.😉

Well, let’s put it this way…I don’t think we have any robots that we’d introduce to visiting heads of state…

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle.

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