“From Up Ubove, the World Glowed like a Blue LED” – says Toyota Robot Technology “From Up Ubove, the World Glowed like a Blue LED” – says Toyota Robot Toyota reports success in developing world’s first Robot & Human ‘Bro’ Talk On 4th August 2013 Toyota sent a Robot named Kirobo to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a transfer vehicle from the Tanegashima Space Centre. Kirobo has been on duty as an experiment on conversations conducted between a robot and a human in space. Yesterday, the 1st of April, the robot splashed down back on earth on board a cargo supply craft from the ISS having kept company of Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata for 18 months and its first words after being recovered were; “From up above, the Earth glowed like a blue LED.” The experiment sought to seek insight into how humans and robots might co-exist in the future – a far cry from the dramatic idea seen the i-Robot Blockbuster movie starring Will Smith, we hope – and immediately after its arrival the robot was presented with a pair of Guinness World Record citations for: “The first companion robot in space” and “The Highest altitude for a conversation between man and robot at 414.2 km above sea level. Kirobo Specifications Dimensions: height 34cm, width 18cm, depth 15cm (approx.) Weight: approx. 1kg Language: Japanese Main features and functions: voice recognition, natural language processing, voice (speech) synthesis, telecommunications, gestures, facial recognition camera, recording camera. Share:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) You must log in to post a comment.