Japan's Kirobo robot sends first message from space
05 September 2013
Kirobo was launched from Japan's Tanegashima Space Centre on August 4 and docked with the International Space Station six days later.
The diminutive android has now sent back its first video message to Earth.
"On August 21, 2013, a robot took one small step toward a brighter future for all," Kirobo said as he floated weightlessly around the cabin.
Built by a consortium of companies and scientists, the robot is designed to educate children by sending messages and ph
14 Nov 2013