December 11, 2012

Doll-Like Robot to Assist Astronauts on ISS

Elizabeth Howell,

AP Photo

When Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata arrives in space in 2013 to take command of the International Space Station, he'll have a little robotic helper ready to assist him.

A consortium of companies is constructing two doll-like robots that speak Japanese, recognize faces and perform simple experiment tasks.

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