A small humanoid robot that can talk will be sent into space to provide conversational company for a Japanese astronaut on a six-month mission, according to new plans.
File picture. Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata (L) will be joined at the International Space Station by a small humanoid robot that can talk to provide conversational company.
The miniature robot will arrive at the International Space Station next summer, a few months ahead of astronaut Koichi Wakata, Japan's Kibo (Hope) Robot Project office said.
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