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Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) astronauts have completed a seven-hour spacewalk and robot-arm session, in which a number of construction and assembly tasks were completed. Part of Japan's "Kibo" ISS module was plugged in, a malfunctioning 12-foot tall 1.5-tonne Canadian robot was hopefully whipped into shape …

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Kibo?

The "Kibo" ISS module?

Who said spending all your time on Usenet would never make you famous

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Guy
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Smiley Face?

Seriously? Because it was a robot they thought it needed a face?

Or am I just seeing an otherwise ordinary logo as a face?

That white circle at the top, certainly looks like a face to me.

Smiley symbol for obvious reasons

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Boffin

PCBF

A Passive Common Berthing flange eh? Gosh.

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Alien

RE:Smiley Face?

Grinning fiend! If something like that showed up at my door waving its 11 foot arms I'd be screaming like a little girl. Not getting anywhere near my Berthing Flange!

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Re: Smiley Face

It looks like the same smiley is located on the ends of the arms as well.

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Don't Panic

Want to guess what the smiley face made me think of? In a similar, but visually distinct fashion from other probably copyrighted smiley face variations, of course.

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Kibo!!

Go to http://www.kibo.com (all things Kibo). Who knows he may even respond to this!

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How long...

...before the AI gives this thing sentience and it start running amok? Just think of all those high-powered satellites that could be used as weapons...

The machines are rising!! Ruuuuun!

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Happy

Robotron - bouncing ball of death

Guess I date myself by remembering that if one lingered too long this thing came bouncing out... It smiled too!

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Tim
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Re: Smiley Face

I think that you'll find that the "smiley face" is really the CSA logo. See http://www.espace.gc.ca/asc/img/includes/anim_logo.gif

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