WATCH: President Obama plays soccer with a robot

By Mike Singer |

President Obama was in Japan on Thursday, and in between promoting a greater technological initiative, the POTUS had a chance to play some soccer with a robot.

Designed by Honda, the robot ASIMO is roughly the size of Lionel Messi and is a little bit too life-like, even for the President.

"I have to say that the robots were a little scary," Obama remarked to the Washington Post.

After showing off its running speed, ASIMO told Obama that it could also drill a soccer ball. Top marks for ASIMO and a decent trap by the POTUS.

It's not hard to imagine ASIMO as the primary attacker for team robot at the 2026 World Cup.

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