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Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Science |

Kirobo, the first humanoid robot verbal communication travel to the ISS

Kirobo, the first humanoid robot verbal communication travel to the ISS

In less than 20 days leave for the International Space Station, the robot Kirobo , a joint development between Motor Corporation, Inc., Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo (RCAST) and Robo Garage Co . Ltd., one of the first verbal communication humanoid developed under the project Kibo Robot.

On August 4, ascend into space Charger Kounotori 4, Tanegashima Space Center, Japan, to go to the ISS, where he remained until his return in December 2014.

During his stay, he will transmit all actions carried out by the human crew of the ISS, among which are counted in their agenda, the first conversation of a humanoid robot in space (between August and September 2013) and conversation with Commander Wataka (in December 2013, after the arrival of the commander of the ISS).

This union of Japanese giant does not have many precedents, but will definitely bring an aura of excitement to those who can not help but admire the Asian technology and link it with fiction.

The tasks were divided according to the specialty of each sector. While Robo Garage RCAST and worked on the development of components and motion generators, Toyota addressed the role of speech recognition and Dentsu of content and overall project management.

Link: Japan robot conversation ready for outer space (AP)

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