Check out President Obama playing ball with ASIMO, or Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility! Obama and the robot even shared a bow, which some viewed as inappropriate, not for the robot but for Obama.
“How about that, that was pretty impressive,” Obama said as he marveled the robot’s impressive ball handling skills..
“We saw some truly amazing robots — although I have to say the robots were a little scary,” he said. “They were too lifelike. They were amazing.”
A NASA & G.E. built humanoid robot is going to make a special guest appearance on the Super Bowl XLV pre-game show today. This robot is going to be a future astronaut’s assistant who will be onboard the International Space Station.
R2 is going to appear with Howie Long on the show. R2 isn’t going to do anything sports related- the current prototype consists of only a head, torso, two arms and two five-fingered hands. The government doesn’t want to scare you with the ‘other’ robots they have in secret, which in fact can throw a football and run faster than you, a human. You can only see this guy for now.