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  1. Watch Japan’s Adorable Kirobo Space Robot Be Adorable in Space [Video]

    We just want to kiss his little robot face.

    Kirobo is an adorable robot launched to the ISS by the Japanese space program. It's been there for a few months, and we've finally got video of the first robot-human conversation held in space. It's way less creepy than any chat Dave had with the HAL 9000.

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  2. Talking Robot Utters First Words in Space, Looks Like IRL Anime [VIDEO]

    They were probably not "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that." Probably.

    We've told you about Kirobo before; he's a 13.4-inch tall humanoid robot inspired by Astro Boy, is surprisingly cute, and is mostly not terrifying. Kirobo accompanied Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakada to the International Space Station, where he was to function as a conversational partner, and it seems like he's actually pulling it off.

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  3. Japan’s Talking Kirobo Robot Launched into Space, Headed for ISS

    Why hasn't anyone built a robot to keep bloggers company?

    We've covered the story of Kirobo, the 13-inch talking robot designed to keep Japanese astronaut Kochi Wakata company on the International Space Station before, and we're happy to report the little tike is on its way to the ISS after being launched on an H-2B rocket from Japan. I hope it gets along with Robonaut.

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  4. Talking Robot to Fly to Space With Japanese Astronaut

    Because of course it's going up with a Japanese astronaut.

    A 13.4 inch-tall humanoid robot named Kirobo will be launched into space in August. Kirobo, which has the capability to speak and carry out conversations, will join Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakada aboard the International Space Station as a conversation partner. Great news, so long as Kirobo will not be given control of the pod bay doors.

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