At the National Robotics Initiative, he said jokingly,
“You might not know this, but one of my responsibilities as Commander-in-Chief is to keep an eye on robots. And I’m pleased to report that the robots you manufacture here seem peaceful – at least for now.”
An artist based on Washington, D.C. has taken this quote to heart and has designed a “Robama, Robot in Chief” sticker that has been put up in different parts of the capital, as visible in the photo above just outside the Arlington Cemetery.
The Robama sticker is part of a series of robot stickers, which the artist, who goes by BZA, has termed “MemeBots Robot Art.” “MemeBots are robot art I’ve created based on memes!” he explains on his website. “VERY briefly a meme is a unit of culture that spreads from mind to mind.”
The name “Robama” is also a reference to the “Robama vs. Obamney” debate that has arisen due to the supposed similarities between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.