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Obama Meets Japanese Robots

Before walking into a meeting, Obama was greeted by HRP-4C, the female humanoid robot created at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, or AIST.The android talked and gestured enthusiastically, but this time it didn't show off its dance moves.

Dr. Takanori Shibata, the creator of Paro, told the president that the robot is used as atherapeutical device in hospitals, and Obama gave the squealing furry creature a good caress.

Here's a longer video showing various heads of state -- Medvedev of Russia, Hu Jintao of China, Chile's Sebastián Piñera (famous after the trapped miners incident), among others -- interacting with the Japanese technologies:

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DigInfo TV - 14/10/2011 AIST, Osaka University, The University of Tokyo Male Actroid-F Android Robot