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Japan robot astronaut talks Santa in first chat with spaceman

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The world's first robot astronaut has begun chatting to the Japanese commander of the International Space Station, in what was being billed as the first conversation of its kind. 

Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata stands next to the robot "Kirobo" (R) in the International Space Station, in this KIBO Robot Project, released December 20, 2013

Kirobo, a pint-sized android equipped with artificial intelligence and capable of learning how to respond appropriately to humans, even put a marker down for Christmas, telling Koichi Wakata he expected a visit from a certain man bearing gifts.

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