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#1    Saru

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:28 AM

A talking humanoid robot has blasted off on board the unmanned Konotori 4 space cargo transporter.

Sky News said:

The first talking humanoid robot, Kirobo, has taken off from a Japanese space centre for the International Space Station. The Japanese rocket H-IIB Transfer Vehicle blasted off from the Tanegashima Space Centre carrying five and a half tonnes of supplies and equipment.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 11:42 AM

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 01:33 PM

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do,

I'm half crazy all for the love of you.

It won't be a stylish marriage,

I can't afford a carriage,

But you'd look sweet upon the seat

Of a bicycle built for two.


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:57 PM

My first thoughts were "OK, this is just plain weird"

But I guess humanoid robots are in our future, so, OK then.


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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:09 PM

I hope he' like Marvin, the paranoid android.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:42 AM

LOL, yeah, as some other posters have noted, for real long and lonely journeys, they will have to design a _female_ robot companion.


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:17 PM

View PostZaphod222, on 05 August 2013 - 04:42 AM, said:

LOL, yeah, as some other posters have noted, for real long and lonely journeys, they will have to design a _female_ robot companion.

Galaxina...


Of course remember that some Japanese are known for marrying video game figures, dolls and photographs....


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:23 PM

View PostZaphod222, on 05 August 2013 - 04:42 AM, said:

LOL, yeah, as some other posters have noted, for real long and lonely journeys, they will have to design a _female_ robot companion.
Pretty sure the Japanese are developing this tech. I'm sure it's for the benefit of all mankind... :innocent:

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

They should have named him Hal and his female companion, Daisy :)





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