2013 Robot Astronaut Kirobo


Kirobo the Robot Astronaut: Toyota's role in Kibo Robot Project

Toyota's Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager in the Product Planning Group, talks about Toyota's role in the Kibo Robot Project, the use of the company's latest voice-recognition software and possible applications for the technology.  Music by Scintillation! Kibo Robot Project website: http://kibo-robo.jp/en/ (video)


Robot Astronaut Heads to Outer Space

Watch Kirobo head to outer space on Aug. 4, 2013. Kirobo is one of two humanoid robots developed under the Kibo Robot Project, a collaborative research effort. (video)


Robot Astronaut Kirobo Speaks to Astronaut Wakata in Space

Watch the Robot Astronaut Kirobo make history as the first robot to have a conversation in space. Kirobo spoke with human Astronaut Wakata on Dec. 6, 2013 at the International Space Station. Kirobo is one of two humanoid robots developed under the Kibo Robot Project, a collaborative research effort.


Robot Astronaut Speaks First Words in Outer Space

Watch Kirobo make history as it becomes the first robot to speak in outer space on Aug. 21, 2013. Toyota Motor Corporation provided the voice-recognition software for Kirobo, one of two humanoid robots developed under the Kibo Robot Project, a collaborative research effort. Kibo means “hope” in Japanese. (video)


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