Japan eyes humanoid robot mission in space

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February 17, 2011
Agence France-Presse    
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"Japan's space agency is planning a mission to send a humanoid robot to space so that it can communicate with people on Earth through Twitter, an agency official said Thursday. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans to carry out feasibility studies before making a final decision to send the robot to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as 2013, the JAXA official said. Under the project, the Japanese-made robot is expected to stay in the ISS to help communicate with Earth while, for example, astronauts are asleep, according to JAXA engineer Satoshi Sano." (02/17/11)

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