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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    Cute Robot Gets Chatty on the Space Station: Video


    In a cool video released by the Japanese space agency (JAXA), an entire conversational experiment on Dec. 6 was captured between JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata and Kirobo. Apart from a few uncomfortable silences, it seems Kirobo’s autonomous conversation functions performed admirably......

    Kirobo’s creator Tomotaka Takahashi told the Associated Press that Wakata would have had no idea what Kirobo would have answered to his questions as the robot assembles its answers from it’s own vocabulary. Through continuing these conversations, Kirobo will also become more sophisticated at human-robot interactions.

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    Jun 2010
    I think I'm in love!!

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    Jun 2007

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    Mar 2009
    More space station news:

    NASA's Mission Control has revealed the problem that prompted the early end of the latest spacewalk: Water in one of the astronaut's 35-year-old spacesuits.

    Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio and fellow astronaut Michael Hopkins ran into trouble while they were conducting an urgent repair outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk that lasted five hours and 28 minutes.
    And here I thought my bras were old and I'm not even using them to shield me from the cosmic vacuum...

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    Jun 2007
    35 years old? That's crazy!

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