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rt @pursuitist These Robots Returned from Space… and Set a Guinness Record #luxury

rt @pursuitist These Robots Returned from Space… and Set a Guinness Record #luxury

Kirobo, the robot astronaut developed under the KIBO ROBOT PROJECT — a joint research project carried out in collaboration with the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, ROBO GARAGE Co., Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) — was created to be a companion robot in space, and, while interstellar, held the world’s first conversation experiment in outer space between a robot and a human (JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata) while conducting research for a future in which humans and robots coexist.

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