Japan set to launch talking robot into space

Kirobo

— a humanoid "robot astronaut" that can converse with humans in space

and on the ground — is scheduled for launch to the International Space

Station on Aug. 4. - Space.com

Kirobo's name comes from a combination of the Japanese word for hope, "kibo," and the word "robot." Officials from the project chose the name from the more than 2,452 entries submitted by interested fans of the project. Image posted June 27, 20
Japan to Launch Talking Robot Into Space
Kirobo's name comes from a combination of the Japanese word for hope, "kibo," and the word "robot." Officials from the project chose the name from the more than 2,452 entries submitted by interested fans of the project. Image posted June 27, 20
nocomment : Japanese scientists have unveiled a pair of robots. One of them, called ‘Kibo’, is destined to travel on missions to space. In Tokyo the robot demonstrated its ability to converse
Japan conversation robot 'Kirobo' ready for outer space
nocomment : Japanese scientists have unveiled a pair of robots. One of them, called ‘Kibo’, is destined to travel on missions to space. In Tokyo the robot demonstrated its ability to converse
Kirobo was put through a series of zero-gravity and other safety tests before it was deemed ready for flight. Image posted June 27, 2013.
Japan to Launch Talking Robot Into Space
Kirobo was put through a series of zero-gravity and other safety tests before it was deemed ready for flight. Image posted June 27, 2013.
Kirobo will take part in the first robot-to-human conversation with veteran Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata when they are both onboard the space station in December 2013. Kirobo will launch on Aug. 4, 2013. Image posted June 27, 2013.
Japan to Launch Talking Robot Into Space
Kirobo will take part in the first robot-to-human conversation with veteran Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata when they are both onboard the space station in December 2013. Kirobo will launch on Aug. 4, 2013. Image posted June 27, 2013.
nocomment : Japanese scientists have unveiled a pair of robots. One of them, called ‘Kibo’, is destined to travel on missions to space. In Tokyo the robot demonstrated its ability to converse
Japan conversation robot 'Kirobo' ready for outer space
nocomment : Japanese scientists have unveiled a pair of robots. One of them, called ‘Kibo’, is destined to travel on missions to space. In Tokyo the robot demonstrated its ability to converse
Kirobo was put through a series of zero-gravity and other safety tests before it was deemed ready for flight. Image posted June 27, 2013.
Japan to Launch Talking Robot Into Space
Kirobo was put through a series of zero-gravity and other safety tests before it was deemed ready for flight. Image posted June 27, 2013.
Kirobo will take part in the first robot-to-human conversation with veteran Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata when they are both onboard the space station in December 2013. Kirobo will launch on Aug. 4, 2013. Image posted June 27, 2013.
Japan to Launch Talking Robot Into Space
Kirobo will take part in the first robot-to-human conversation with veteran Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata when they are both onboard the space station in December 2013. Kirobo will launch on Aug. 4, 2013. Image posted June 27, 2013.
nocomment : Japanese scientists have unveiled a pair of robots. One of them, called ‘Kibo’, is destined to travel on missions to space. In Tokyo the robot demonstrated its ability to converse
Japan conversation robot 'Kirobo' ready for outer space
nocomment : Japanese scientists have unveiled a pair of robots. One of them, called ‘Kibo’, is destined to travel on missions to space. In Tokyo the robot demonstrated its ability to converse
Kirobo was put through a series of zero-gravity and other safety tests before it was deemed ready for flight. Image posted June 27, 2013.
Japan to Launch Talking Robot Into Space
Kirobo was put through a series of zero-gravity and other safety tests before it was deemed ready for flight. Image posted June 27, 2013.
Kirobo will take part in the first robot-to-human conversation with veteran Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata when they are both onboard the space station in December 2013. Kirobo will launch on Aug. 4, 2013. Image posted June 27, 2013.
Japan to Launch Talking Robot Into Space
Kirobo will take part in the first robot-to-human conversation with veteran Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata when they are both onboard the space station in December 2013. Kirobo will launch on Aug. 4, 2013. Image posted June 27, 2013.
Kirobo was put through a series of zero-gravity and other safety tests before it was deemed ready for flight. Image posted June 27, 2013.
Japan to Launch Talking Robot Into Space
Kirobo was put through a series of zero-gravity and other safety tests before it was deemed ready for flight. Image posted June 27, 2013.
Kirobo will take part in the first robot-to-human conversation with veteran Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata when they are both onboard the space station in December 2013. Kirobo will launch on Aug. 4, 2013. Image posted June 27, 2013.
Japan to Launch Talking Robot Into Space
Kirobo will take part in the first robot-to-human conversation with veteran Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata when they are both onboard the space station in December 2013. Kirobo will launch on Aug. 4, 2013. Image posted June 27, 2013.

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