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<p>President Barack Obama bows to "Asimo" the robot while visiting Miraikan or the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, in Tokyo, April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

President Barack Obama bows to "Asimo" the robot while visiting Miraikan or the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, in Tokyo, April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama bows to "Asimo" the robot while visiting Miraikan or the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, in Tokyo, April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>President Barack Obama is introduced to "Asimo" the robot while visiting Miraikan, or the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, in Tokyo, April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

President Barack Obama is introduced to "Asimo" the robot while visiting Miraikan, or the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, in Tokyo, April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama is introduced to "Asimo" the robot while visiting Miraikan, or the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, in Tokyo, April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Honda Motor's Asimo robot puts on a demonstration for the media at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the New York International Auto Show in New York April 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Honda Motor's Asimo robot puts on a demonstration for the media at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the New York International Auto Show in New York April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Honda Motor's Asimo robot puts on a demonstration for the media at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the New York International Auto Show in New York April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Honda's second version of the humanoid robot Asimo climbs a flight of stairs in Barcelona during its first appearance in Europe, September 28, 2007. REUTERS/Albert Gea</p>

Honda's second version of the humanoid robot Asimo climbs a flight of stairs in Barcelona during its first appearance in Europe, September 28, 2007. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Honda's second version of the humanoid robot Asimo climbs a flight of stairs in Barcelona during its first appearance in Europe, September 28, 2007. REUTERS/Albert Gea

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<p>Japan's mime artists HIRO-PON and Ketch performs with Honda Motor's humanoid robot Asimo in a celebration for Asimo's ninth birthday at its showroom in Tokyo October 31, 2009.   REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon</p>

Japan's mime artists HIRO-PON and Ketch performs with Honda Motor's humanoid robot Asimo in a celebration for Asimo's ninth birthday at its showroom in Tokyo October 31, 2009. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan's mime artists HIRO-PON and Ketch performs with Honda Motor's humanoid robot Asimo in a celebration for Asimo's ninth birthday at its showroom in Tokyo October 31, 2009. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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<p>Asimo plays a ball during a presentation at the university of Bielefeld during its first appearance in Germany, October 10, 2007. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender</p>

Asimo plays a ball during a presentation at the university of Bielefeld during its first appearance in Germany, October 10, 2007. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Asimo plays a ball during a presentation at the university of Bielefeld during its first appearance in Germany, October 10, 2007. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>Asimo pours a drink into a cup during a news conference at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo November 30, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

Asimo pours a drink into a cup during a news conference at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo November 30, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Asimo pours a drink into a cup during a news conference at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo November 30, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Asimo serves tea to a visitor during the Johannesburg International Motor Show at Nasrec in Johannesburg, October 6 2011.REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko</p>

Asimo serves tea to a visitor during the Johannesburg International Motor Show at Nasrec in Johannesburg, October 6 2011.REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Asimo serves tea to a visitor during the Johannesburg International Motor Show at Nasrec in Johannesburg, October 6 2011.REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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<p>Yukio Hatoyama shakes hands with Asimo during a photo session after a news conference to announce the government's new growth strategy December 30, 2009.   REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

Yukio Hatoyama shakes hands with Asimo during a photo session after a news conference to announce the government's new growth strategy December 30, 2009. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Yukio Hatoyama shakes hands with Asimo during a photo session after a news conference to announce the government's new growth strategy December 30, 2009. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Asimo pushes a cart at the Honda headquarters in Tokyo December 13, 2005. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa</p>

Asimo pushes a cart at the Honda headquarters in Tokyo December 13, 2005. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa

Asimo pushes a cart at the Honda headquarters in Tokyo December 13, 2005. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa

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<p>Asimo makes introductions at an exhibition pavilion inside the media center for G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit in Rusustu town, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido July 6, 2008.  REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao</p>

Asimo makes introductions at an exhibition pavilion inside the media center for G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit in Rusustu town, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Asimo makes introductions at an exhibition pavilion inside the media center for G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit in Rusustu town, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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<p>Asimo serves some drinks during a presentation at the university of Bielefeld during its first appearance in Germany, October 10, 2007. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender</p>

Asimo serves some drinks during a presentation at the university of Bielefeld during its first appearance in Germany, October 10, 2007. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Asimo serves some drinks during a presentation at the university of Bielefeld during its first appearance in Germany, October 10, 2007. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

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<p>Asimo salutes the crowd in Barcelona during its first appearance in Europe, September 28, 2007. REUTERS/Albert Gea</p>

Asimo salutes the crowd in Barcelona during its first appearance in Europe, September 28, 2007. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Asimo salutes the crowd in Barcelona during its first appearance in Europe, September 28, 2007. REUTERS/Albert Gea

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<p>Asimo demonstrates its ability to hop during a demonstration for the media at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the New York International Auto Show in New York April 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri</p>

Asimo demonstrates its ability to hop during a demonstration for the media at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the New York International Auto Show in New York April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Asimo demonstrates its ability to hop during a demonstration for the media at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the New York International Auto Show in New York April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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<p>Honda Motor's new version of humanoid robot Asimo (R) runs past the audience at a Tokyo science museum during its first appearance outside Honda's facilities February 18, 2006, as the first-generation Asimo (L) stands beside it. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama</p>

Honda Motor's new version of humanoid robot Asimo (R) runs past the audience at a Tokyo science museum during its first appearance outside Honda's facilities February 18, 2006, as the first-generation Asimo (L) stands beside it. REUTERS/Kimimasa...more

Honda Motor's new version of humanoid robot Asimo (R) runs past the audience at a Tokyo science museum during its first appearance outside Honda's facilities February 18, 2006, as the first-generation Asimo (L) stands beside it. REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama

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<p>Asimo walks after it was presented by Motor manufacturer Honda at the annual car exhibition Helsinki Motor Show in Helsinki, Finland December 1, 2005. REUTERS/Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva</p>

Asimo walks after it was presented by Motor manufacturer Honda at the annual car exhibition Helsinki Motor Show in Helsinki, Finland December 1, 2005. REUTERS/Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva

Asimo walks after it was presented by Motor manufacturer Honda at the annual car exhibition Helsinki Motor Show in Helsinki, Finland December 1, 2005. REUTERS/Jussi Nukari/Lehtikuva

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