President Obama stood his ground in an encounter with an advanced humanoid robot in Japan over the weekend, shrugging off its threatening body language and obvious desire to destroy humanity.
Obama came face to face with HRP-4C, notorious for her attempts to beguile complacent humans with a cute AIST), the infamous fembot was cunningly designed with a human face to fool members of our species.. Developed by Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (
Meeting the droid on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Yokohama, however, Obama merely smiled when she defiantly raised her large man hands.
The president also tried Toyota's i-Real concept tricycle, initially rolled out at the , and quipped, "That's what we're going to be driving."
In case you missed it, the video below shows the girlbot demoing her advanced vocal technologies at CEATEC in Tokyo last month. Her performance is based on AIST's tech that allows her to mimic human singing and facial expressions (she previously used a Yamaha program that synthesized singing directly).
Obama seemed immune to HRP's siren song, but seeing as how she's already infiltrated a high-level summit like APEC, there's no telling what she's capable of.