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Toyota is sending a zero-g robot to space: Meet Kirobo

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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:19 PM
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A small talking robot is about to take one giant leap into space.

www.space.com / kirobo


There is a short video of an interview with the robot.



It is designed to operate in zero-G
as well as on earth.



Kirobo has voice recognition software and
can tell when it is talking with the commander
or the project manager like in the video clip.

Neat stuff.


Mike
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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:29 PM
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so... noone could come up with anything similar to optimus prime?

I mean... its cool and all but... we have a reputation and the aliens will laugh at us.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
so... noone could come up with anything similar to optimus prime?

I mean... its cool and all but... we have a reputation and the aliens will laugh at us.






Maybe it will "transform" once it gets up there >.>



Oh, also. Jaxa was the first to film a high def 3d
fly over of the moon. For anyone who hasn't seen
this footage, it's really crisp. The craters look like
a dust boarders dream bowl.


Mike




posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:41 PM
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Must have one soooo cute....Hhhhmmm maybe a few thousand of them...with my Kirobe space robot army I can rule the galaxy Mahaahahhaa Mahahhahahaa (evil laugh to fade).

Cool dude I hope to see one in zero G one day



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:04 PM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by mikegrouchy
 


Must have one soooo cute.... [color=gold] Hhhhmmm maybe a few thousand of them...with my Kirobe space robot army I can rule the galaxy Mahaahahhaa Mahahhahahaa (evil laugh to fade).

Cool dude I hope to see one in zero G one day








Here ya go!

"All your electrical outlets,
are belong
to us!"


Mike



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:21 PM
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Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
so... noone could come up with anything similar to optimus prime?

I mean... its cool and all but... we have a reputation and the aliens will laugh at us.


That little thing would kick the grease out of OPrime. For one thing Optimus is a fake cartoon CGI and this little fella is REAL! Most likely has a ninja function as well to beat the living hell out of any movie robot should they pop into existence.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:28 PM
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Did the Mass Effect game trilogy and Battlestar Galactica teach us nothing?
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posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by WormwoodSquirm

Originally posted by FraternitasSaturni
so... noone could come up with anything similar to optimus prime?

I mean... its cool and all but... we have a reputation and the aliens will laugh at us.


That little thing would kick the grease out of OPrime. For one thing Optimus is a fake cartoon CGI and this little fella is REAL! [color=gold] Most likely has a ninja function as well to beat the living hell out of any movie robot should they pop into existence.






Robo Ninja, [color=gold] never talks.


Mike



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:34 PM
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Oh come on even I could take on at least 20 of them

But they look so cute they couldn't hurt us....I hope

Wonder how much they cost btw?



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:37 PM
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Originally posted by Junkheap
Did the Mass Effect game trilogy and Battlestar Galactica teach us nothing?
edit on 9-7-2013 by Junkheap because: Kirobo made me edit this.




ROFL!

Have we learned nothing!!

Omg. lol.


Mike








oh, and >.> um...












posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:43 PM
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I did want a Ro-Boy




www.roboy.org...


I really think in 10 years we will all have a robot to call our own.
As long as mine can make me a nice cup of tea that is



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 06:54 PM
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Look at the little dude in zero G






posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 07:37 PM
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this isnt a robot in the true sense, no AI. This is an expensive toy theyre putting on the space station



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 08:02 PM
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This is awesome! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to find out more about this project and I hope it's successful!



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 08:28 PM
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Very cool! S&F!


Ok, this is my ATS "outside the box" thinking. This thread immediately made me think of the Japanese Hayabusa 2 asteroid mission. www.abovetopsecret.com...


Hayabusa2 is scheduled for launch in 2014. It should arrive at the C-type asteroid in mid 2018, staying around there for one and half years before leaving the asteroid at the end of 2019 and returning to Earth around the end of 2020.


Maybe there is a black ops project in the works for those little buggers to colonize the C-type asteroid Hyabusa 2 is going to examine. I can see it now, I mini robot colony planning Earth's demise, twiddling their little fingers like Mr. Burns from their mini fortress stationed on that asteroid. Kirobo and his armies will have plenty of time to cultivate world domination by 2020 when Hayabusa 2 will return and strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger against the useless meatsacks that currently dominate Terra Firma!


In all seriousness, Kirobo is pretty darn cool and I will be following this story closely and sleeping with one eye open.



posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 09:11 PM
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Thanks for the new info!
I had to look into Hayabusa.




Concept Video

It went to a type-S asteroid,
landed a probe, and took
samples of the surface.
Then it returned the samples
to earth for analysis.





Here is the reentry of the return pod.
It looks like it burns up, but the pod didn't,
it separated and you can see it as the continuing tiny dot.






A small rocky particle, 150 microns in size, brought buck from asteroid "Itokawa " by the asteroid exploration spacecraft "HAYABUSA."


The particles were then analyzed.




Mineral chemistry indicates that the majority of regolith surface particles suffered long-term thermal annealing and subsequent impact shock, [color=gold] suggesting that Itokawa is an asteroid made of reassembled pieces of the interior portions of a once larger asteroid.

jaxa.jp / press



Mission Hayabusa 2 will carry a small German designed explosive device,
so observations can be made below the surface.


Mike



The German Aerospace Center will build a small lander called MASCOT (Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout) for the mission in a cooperation with the French space agency CNES.

Small Carry-on Impactor (SCI) is a small drop off Explosively formed penetrator. It will be dropped off Hayabusa 2 the low gravity leaves the space craft enough time to maneuver on to the opposite side of the asteroid. A second instrument will be deployed the deployable camera (DCAM3). This camera will observe the explosion of the Small Carry-on Impactor instrument. The explosion will form a copper explosively formed penetrator hitting the asteroid with a velocity of 2 km/s. The crater created by the impact will be target for further observations by the onboard instruments.The shape charge will consist of 4.5 Kg of plasticized HMX and a 2.5 kg copper liner.

wiki / hayabusa 2

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