Mission Accomplished: Robot Astronaut Kirobo Returns to Earth
Carol Coolsaet

Hey folks, we have some hot news for you! Remember some time ago (in December 2013 to be exact) we have talked about Kirobo and sending this brave tiny taking robot to International Space Station?

Well, he has just made his way back.

After an impressive 18 months on board the International Space Station, humanoid communication robot Kirobo returned to Earth as a passenger on SpaceX’s CRS-5 Dragon cargo supply spacecraft which successfully splashed down in the Pacific Ocean earlier today.


Toyota ingredients for Kirobo’s mission in space
Carol Coolsaet

Kirobo in space

This summer witnessed the launch of robot Kirobo to the International Space Station. While in space, the little robonaut will carry out a series of experiments, making history by becoming the first robot to hold a conversation with a human in space. Click through the break to read more. (more…)

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