Kirobo Humanoid Robot breaks two world records aboard International Space Station

Adam Keith Milton-Barker | Mar 27, 2015 | Artificial Intelligence | 3694


The Kibo Robot Project, or Kirobo, is a cool little Humanoid that was initially designed with the idea to help cure loneliness for people of all ages. The team hope that the project is the first step towards a world where robots and humans live in harmony. The Humanoid uses modern technology such as facial recognition, voice recognition, voice synthesis, language processing and Artificial Intelligence to learn about the people it lives with and hold meaningful conversations in Japanese. In August 2013 Kirobo set off from the Tanegashima Space Centre Japan on a mission to join astronauts at the ISS (International Space Station). The mission put the capabilities of Kirobo to the ultimate test and allowed its creators to see just how much of a difference his friendly personality would make on the lonely, in this case astronaut Koichi Wakata. Kirobo landed on the ISS on August 10th 2013 and not long after addressed the world with its first speech on August 21st. Since then Kirobo has broken two world records, First Companion Robot in Space and Highest Altitude For A Robot To Have A Conversation. The humanoid came back down to earth aboard the SpaceX’s CRS-5 Dragon cargo supply spacecraft and arrived safely home in Japan on March 12th this year. Today the little guys team were awarded with their official Guinness Book of Records certificates in Tokyo, securing Kirobos place firmly in the history books. Check out the photos and videos to see more of Kirobo in action.