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One Small Step for a Robot in Space

One Small Step for a Robot in Space

Kirobo, a robot whose name is derived from the Japanese words for "hope" and "robot," has made its first appearance at the International Space Station.

Kirobo, a robot whose name is derived from the Japanese words for “hope” and “robot,” has made its first appearance at the International Space Station.


Kirobo was developed in Japan and has facial recognition abilities. Kirobo was designed to communicate in Japanese as well as take photos.

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