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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Japan launches talking robot into space

 One of the more unusual stories associated with the International Space Station. Here's a small talking robot designed to interact with a Japanese crew member, speaking Japanese, recording conversations, and providing companionable gestures in weightlessness. It's the first of its kind to visit the ISS. I wonder how it will get along with Robonaut? Will the other astronauts wonder if their Japanese compatriot and this little guy are talking smack about them while in orbit?

Only time will tell ...

For information about Robonaut, see:

For a more detailed look at this little robot's reason for being, see:

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