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Thursday, February 17, 2011

R-2 Robonaut May Get Japanese Girlfriend


Japan's space agency JAXA announced this week that it is looking at a plan to send a humanoid robot to the space station in 2013 that could communicate with the ground through Twitter -- primarily feeding photos, rather than original ideas -- and provide astronauts with "comfort and companionship," reports Associated Press.

Following up on NASA's "Robonaut" R-2 program, which is set for launch on the Discovery shuttle next week, Japan's space agency is considering putting a talking humanoid robot on the International Space Station to watch the mission while astronauts are asleep, monitor their health and stress levels and communicate to Earth through the microblogging site Twitter.



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