The Kirobo Mini

Thursday 29 October 2015

Kirobo the robot astronaut won fans around the world during its International Space Station mission earlier this year. Now Toyota has created Kirobo Mini, a robot with the same “heart” that it hopes can become a friendly companion, communicating with people through expressions and gestures. It stands 100mm tall, weighs about 200g and speaks Japanese.

Kirobo has been developed through Toyota Heart, a joint project with Denso, Robo Garage and the University of Tokyo’s advanced science and technology research centre to explore meaningful communications between humans and robots.

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