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2014-04-25 10:40

WATCH OUT, MR PREZ: Honda's Asimo, the world's most loved humanoid robot, prepares to kick a ball to the US president Barack Obama during a meet and greet in Japan on April 24. Image: YouTube

TOKYO, Japan – Asimo, Honda's bipedal humanoid robot, has met US president Barack Obama here at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, known as "Miraikan" by the locals.

Asimo greeted Obama in English on April 24 2014 and said: "Mr President, I am Asimo, a humanoid robot. It is a pleasure to meet you."

VIDEO: President Obama meets Asimo

The robot then demonstrated some of its signature moves, among them running, kicking a ball and jumping. He also dances like South Africa's president, Jacob  Zuma...


Honda is conducting robotics research to eventually assemble robots that help people while co-existing with them.

The robot - of which there are many - also expressed its goal to Obama: "I keep training every day so that some day in the future I can help people in their homes."

Asimo, since its introduction in 2000, has met a number of VIP's from various countries - but this was his first "chat" with a US president.

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