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Diminutive Japanese astro-bot Kirobo has sent its first greeting from space in a brief message from the International Space Station, where it’s awaiting the arrival of three flesh-and-blood companions later today. Watch Video The 34cm tall robot was fired into the heavens back in August on a mission to cement robot-human ties …

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Mushroom

12 years late...

"Open the POD doors, Kirobo"

"ごめんなさい。私はそれを行うことはできません。"

"What?"

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"But you can call me Brian"

Am I the only person who instantly thought of the confused.com advert :)

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Terminator

I would so...

... have loved it if someone had changed the message to "People of Earth, Cower before your new Robotic Master! MWAHAHAHAAA!!!!"

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Terminator

My dream is to see human beings and robots live together as friends...

...and as such I can't let my friends leave the ISS for their own good.

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Anonymous Coward

James Earl Jones

Why does Kirobo have such an annoying high pitched squeaky voice? I would be tempted to find it a new orbit after a few hours. I would have chosen the voice of James Earl Jones, but in the same body as Kirobo.

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I think I understand its mission

"Its mission to make sure Wakata isn’t lonely in space doesn't quite stack up"

"....name is derived from a combination of the Japanese words for “hope” and “robot”"

So it's a "ho-bot". Now it all makes sense.

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