- Title: Boris Johnson reminisces of hit 80s movie RoboCop at Japan robot presentation
- Date: 20th July 2017
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (JULY 20, 2017) (REUTERS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** RESEARCHER PRESENTING THE ROBOT/BRITAIN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY, BORIS JOHNSON, LOOKING AND REACTING TO ROBOT DEVELOPED BY RESEARCHERS AT WASEDA UNIVERSITY SOUNDBITE, BRITAIN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY, BORIS JOHNSON SAYING: "WOBOT 1... (Inaudible)." HUMANOID ROBOT DEVELOPED BY WASEDA UNIVERSITY JOHNSON REACTING TO HUMANOID ROBOT WALKING LABEL ON ROBOT READING (English) "WABIAN-2" JOHNSON LOOKING AT THE ROBOT JOHNSON LOOKING AT ANOTHER ROBOT ROBOT'S FACE JOHNSON REACTING AS RESEARCHERS DEMONSTRATE THE ROBOT'S MOVEMENTS ROBOT MOVING/JOHNSON WATCHING DEMONSTRATION
- Embargoed: 3rd August 2017 16:58
- Keywords: Boris Johnson commenting on robots Waseda University BoJo robot Robocop
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016QIW9C1
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson compared a Japanese robot he was shown in Tokyo to the 1980s American movie character RoboCop on Thursday (July 20).
Footage shows Johnson in disbelief as he is shown some moving robots at a university in Tokyo on the first day of his two-day visit to Japan.
The robots, one humanoid and another described as an octopus-like robot, were developed by researchers at Waseda University.
The robots are designed to be used for healthcare and in times of disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis or fires.
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