President Obama and Robots – Our 5 Favorite Moments

Want to learn more about the state of American robotics? Join us for a “We the Geeks” Google+ Hangout On “Robots” tomorrow, Friday, August 9th at 2:00 pm ET. We’ll be joined by scientists to discuss the significance of robots and how they can help improve school classrooms to operating rooms.

But before you tune in – we’ve collected some of our favorite pictures of the President and robots. Check them out and we’ll see you tomorrow!

1. Playing Soccer

President Barack Obama gets down on his hands and knees as he looks at the inner workings of a robot that plays soccer

President Barack Obama gets down on his hands and knees as he looks at the inner workings of a robot that plays soccer, built by a team from Blue Bell, Pa., as he tours science projects on display in the State Dining Room of the White House. President Obama hosted the White House Science Fair for winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions. October 18, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

2. Human Robots

President Barack Obama observes the Cybernetic Human Robot

President Barack Obama observes the Cybernetic Human Robot prior to the start of the APEC dinner at the Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center in Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 13, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

3. Visiting the National Robotics Engineering Center

President Barack Obama delivers remarks following a tour of the National Robotics Engineering Center

President Barack Obama delivers remarks following a tour of the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., June 24, 2011. The President spoke on the need to focus on cross-cutting technologies that will enhance the global competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing and speed up ideas from the drawing board to the manufacturing floor. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

4. Signing "Scrappy"

President Barack Obama signs "Skrappy" the robot

President Barack Obama signs "Skrappy" the robot during a tour of the computer lab and robotics workshop at Bluestone High School in Skipwith, Va., Oct. 18, 2011. The Bluestone Robotics team was founded in 2004 and built their first robot with a basic kit of parts and scraps from area businesses. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

5. Robots by High Schoolers

President Barack Obama examines a robot created in the school’s prototyping and robotics senior research labs

President Barack Obama examines a robot created in the school’s prototyping and robotics senior research labs at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va., Sept. 16, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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