Japanese Robot in Space

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Japanese robot, Kirobo, speaks from the International Space Station.

    The first talking space robot was made in Japan and arrived at the ISS last month.  Kirobo speaks in Japanese, so if you don’t then you’ll have to read subtitles (sound byte) Kirobo will be taking orders from Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata as well as commands from Earth.  He’ll spend a year and half in space.  Perhaps the other astronauts will learn a little Japanese too.