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10Kirobo speaks in space with Toyota voice tech

We knew this moment would come. Partly because Toyota told us it would back in July, but also because we've been watching too many sci-fi movies. The moment in question is when a robot would hold a conversation with a human in outer space. Which may not seem that cataclysmic, but we're here to point out that a) this is the first time it has ever happened, and b) it could mark the beginning of the apocalypse, wrought on us by robots from outer space.

14Meet Kirobo, Toyota's robot that's headed for the International Space Station

We have seen the face of our future robotic overlords, and it's adorable. Meet Kirobo, the voice recognition bot by Toyota. The automaker built the little machine to take part in the world's first "human-robot conversation experiment" in space. Kirobo will launch from the Tanegashima Space Center and meet up with the International Space Station, where it will chat with Commander Koichi Wakata. Now, we aren't entirely sure why this experiment needs to take place in zero gravity, but far be it fro

1Toyota Gives Voice To Space-Traveling Kirobo Robot

Toyota today released new video of a 13.4 inch talking robot named Kirobo. The "verbal-communications" robot is slated for an interstellar trip to the International Space Station in early August.

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