planned by the japanese aerospace exploration agency (JAXA), 'kirobo', the communication robot will become the
first autonomous android to set foot into the experimental module in NASA's international space station. weighing
almost 1kg and measuring about 34cm x 18cm x 15cm in size, 'kirobo' uses natural language processing and recognition
technology from toyota, to understand japanese - responding in a synthesized voice. the robot also has information
and communication processing capabilities, behavioral qualities, face-recognition detection, and a camera for recording.