President Obama positions a football next to robot
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President Obama plays football with Asimo robot in Japan

24 April 2014 Last updated at 23:05 BST

As part of his four-nation Asia tour, President Obama has visited students at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo where he was welcomed by a humanoid robot.

Honda's Asimo robot demonstrated its running and football skills, fielding a powerful kick and then celebrating by hopping on one leg.

The president appeared bemused and later told the students he had found it slightly unnerving.