Empathetic Robots

9th September 2013

I am really intrigued by the growing relationship between humans and robots and wrote about it for stylesight in 'In The Air_The uncanny Valley' recently but the latest robot to come onto the scene is the super cute Kibo who is currently on the international space station having been sent into orbit from Japan in early August.

Sending messages back from the international space station, he is also to be a companion to the first Japanese astronaut to go to the ISS later this year.

As well as having his own twitter account the robot will be sending pictures back to children in Japan to educate them about space, but one of his main tasks is to act as a companion in space.

"The main objective is that humans can talk to it and feel some sort of closeness to it," the developers said. "That is why we decided to give it a humanoid shape."


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