Fresh after a midterm thrashing, Obama perhaps thought this weekend’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Japan might be a needed respite. Instead, he was greeted by a bunch of uncomfortable robots. Shrieking robo-seals! A creepy fembot! Some strange pod car!
Obama was a great sport about it, but you can sense the man has a lot more on his mind than dipping into the Uncanny Valley – like, say, his political future or global financial crises. Nonetheless, always cool to see POTUS with some robots – no matter how stilted the exchange. All in the diplomacy game, we suppose. [CrunchGear]