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Japan to send robot-astronaut into space

Kirobo is set to be the first robot to speak in space. Photo:

Japanese engineers have developed a robot-astronaut, which will be able to talk to other human astronauts in space. The robot, known as "Kirobo", has been developed to recognise speech. Jacob Greaves reports:

The walking-talking robo-astronaut is just 34 cms tall and is set to leave for the International Space Station soon. Kirobo is at present only able to speak Japanese.