Video: Talking ‘robot astronaut’ blasts into space

A talking humanoid robot, Kirobo, takes off on board a supply ship bound for the

Kirobo’s land-based double robot, the Mirata, stayed on Earth.

The name Kirobo derives from the Japanese words “Hope” and “Robot,” while Mirata comes from the word “future.”

The endeavour is a joint project between advertising company Dentsu, auto giant Toyota and robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi at the University of 1 2