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Jun
27

The Robot Astronaut Named Kirobo

Japan takes things to a whole new level with, Kirobo. Designed by Dentsu with Toyota and the University of Tokyo, Japan is planning to be the first to launch a talking robot into space. Named Kirobo, which is derived from “kibo” meaning hope in Japanese and robot. ¬†This robot uses some of the latest voice-recognition software made by Toyota. Standing about 13 inches tall and weighing about 2.2 pounds, Kirobo is capable of recognizing human emotion and body language and is also able to respond. His mission is set for August when the Japan Space Agency will be bringing him along with them, where he will hold the first human-robot conversation in space aboard the International Space Station.

Source: HuffingtonPost

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