Japanese scientists have developed a humanoid to accompany astronauts in space travel.
This is a robot that is able to converse with humans, in order to keep him company during missions involving long periods, such as the International Space Station (ISS).
As reported by the authors of this project, known as Kibo Robot ‘, reported the android is just over 33 inches and weighs no more than a kilo. This initiative is being developed by a consortium of companies including Toyota, Robo Garage Agency Co. and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
The intention is that its construction definitively ends in summer 2013 and his first trip to the ISS is accompanying the Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. In fact, the features are based on the humanoid factions Wakata.
Experts have noted that, once it is launched into orbit, the robot will start to communicate with astronauts (in Japanese) and will also have the task of taking pictures during your stay. When you leave the space module Wakata, after six months of mission ‘Kibo Robot’ will stay on the ISS for sending messages via Twitter and other social networks.
Through the project’s website, http://kibo-robo.jp/en/, those responsible for it have said the robot was designed to “help solve social problems through communication.” “The main objective is that humans can talk to him and feel some sort of closeness, hence it was decided to give human form,” he noted.
This android will have a backup – another android will run simultaneously – so that you can keep improving the model and testing its capabilities from Earth.