Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Open The Pod Bay Doors


The Japanese have launched, along with the rest of their payload destined for the international space station, a child-sized humanoid robot with verbal capabilities.  Kirobo was manufactured by Toyota with the help of the University of Tokyo and true to the manga culture of cuteness is small, wide-eyed, and cute.  It was also designed especially to be able to remain functionally mobile in zero gravity.

Prior to takeoff Kirobo had this to say, "One small step for me, a giant leap for robots."


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