Robot Astronaut Has Historic Talk on International Space Station

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Robot Astronaut Has Historic Talk on International Space Station

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Conversation between human and robot in outer space. Check photos and video out! http://toyota.us/1bgwcBo @Toyota #Kirobo

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Kirobo and Commander Wakata on board the ISS

Kirobo and Commander Wakata on board the ISS

Kirobo on board the ISS

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 4:15pm

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Robot Astronaut Kirobo and astronaut Koichi Wakata made history when they had a conversation on the International Space Station on Dec. 6, 2013.  The conversation was the first of its kind between a human and a robot in outer space.

Kirobo arrived at the space station in early August. The pint-sized robot is equipped with voice-recognition software from Toyota.

To see what they talked about, check out the footage of their chat.
For more information about the project, click here

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Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Commander Wakata | International Space Station | Kirobo | Robot | Toyota | astronaut

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