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April 24, 2014

ASIMO Greets U.S. President Obama

– “Mr. President, I am ASIMO.” –

TOKYO, Japan, April 24, 2014 - ASIMO, Honda’s bipedal humanoid robot, today greeted U.S. President Barack Obama at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (known as “Miraikan”) in Tokyo, Japan.

U.S. President Barack Obama and ASIMO
U.S. President Barack Obama and ASIMO

ASIMO greeted President Obama in English – “Mr. President, I am ASIMO, a humanoid robot. It is a pleasure to meet you.” ASIMO then demonstrated some signature moves including running, kicking a ball and jumping.

Honda is conducting robotics research for the purpose of creating robots that help people while coexisting with people in society. ASIMO also expressed a future goal to President Obama – “I keep training every day so that someday in the future I can help people in their homes.”

Since the introduction in 2000, ASIMO has met a number of VIPs from other countries. However, this was the first time for ASIMO to meet a U.S. President.

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