June 29, 2013

Video and Story: Kirobo Japanese robot astronaut due to launch on August 4th 2013

Kirobo - astronaut robot tested in zero-gravity
Plastic Pals You Tube Channel,

"The world's first space conversation experiment between a robot and humans is ready to be launched. Developers from the Kirobo project, named after "kibo" or hope in Japanese and "robot", gathered in Tokyo on Wednesday to demonstrate the humanoid robot's ability to talk...Kirobo is scheduled to be launched from the Tanegashima Space Centre on August 4, 2013."

Source: Japan conversation robot ready for outerspace
Azusa Uchikura
June 27th 2013 

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