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:
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:
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.