How can we make smart robots as popular and widely used as smartphones? Ploppin’ ‘em in your pocket is a good place to start—or your cupholder, in this case. At the Tokyo Motor Show this week, a miniature version of the first talking robot in space was revealed. It can hitch a ride in your car with you, keeping you…
Kirobo became the first talking robot in space when it arrived on the International Space Station earlier this year. In this video, we can see the adorable artificial astronaut undertake its mission through a conversation with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata.
Ahead of Koichi Wakata's mission to the ISS this November, where he will take over as Commander of the space station, Japan has sent along Kirobo the talking robot with a H-2B rocket full of supplies in order to see if Machines can supply emotional support to human astronauts isolated over long periods.