Japan planned to send the world’s first talking robot astronaut to space. Yorichika Nishijima, the Kirobo project manager said in Tokyo that Russia was the first to travel outer space, the US was the first to reach moon, but they wanted Japan to the first to send a robot-astronaut, which has the ability to communicate with humans in space.

Tomotaka Takahashi said that robots like Kirobo, which can hold conversations, will be used to assist astronauts who work in the space. The name of the robot is Kirobo. It is just 34 centimetres tall and weight is 1 kilogram.