Japan sends 'talking' robot to space

Japan's Tokyo University robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi demonstrates a humanoid robot Kirobo which reacts to Takahashi's voice and speaks with gestures in Tokyo on June 26, 2013.
Japan's Tokyo University robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi demonstrates a humanoid robot Kirobo which reacts to Takahashi's voice and speaks with gestures in Tokyo on June 26, 2013.

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The first talking humanoid robot was among the supplies on a rocket launched from Japan toward the ISS on Sunday.