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The first talking robot who’s traveled to space

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TOKYO — The first humanoid robot in space with speech capability made small talk with a Japanese astronaut and said it had no problem with zero gravity on the International Space Station.

Footage released by the robot’s developers last week showed Kirobo performing its first mission on the station, talking in Japanese with astronaut Koichi Wakata to test its autonomous conversation functions.

Wakata says he’s glad to meet Kirobo, and asks the robotic companion how it feels about being in…

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