Et tu, Trudeau?
For some reason politicians love shaking hands with robots. Here at Gizmodo we’ve caught politicians of every stripe pressing the flesh with our future robot overlords. There’s former US President George W. Bush, current US President Barack Obama, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and don’t even get me started on Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. But now the internet’s favourite politician from The North has officially surrendered to the bots. Yes, that’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shaking hands with Honda’s Asimo.
Shaking hands with a robot is just about the most politiciany-thing you can do. But come to think of it, we have yet to spot the current US presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump shaking hands with robots.
I’m sure it’s only a matter of time. With Clinton and Trump’s current unfavourability ratings amongst voters I half expect Asimo to be nominated as either party’s vice presidential candidate by July.