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Talking space droid Kirobo yaps away on ISS

"One small step for robots," says deceptively friendly Kirobo, a conversation droid designed to liven up the ISS.

By September 5, 2013

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Chatty Japanese robot to be astronaut's space buddy

A robot astronaut gets a launch date to visit the space station and participate in a human-robot conversation experiment. Don't worry, this one is a lot friendlier than HAL 9000.

By June 26, 2013

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Amazing light paintings -- in space!

The Spiral Top, a spinning gadget mounted with LEDs for gorgeous light paintings, brings a touch of artistry to the International Space Station.

By January 8, 2014

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Japan sends adorable chat bot into space

A humanoid robot designed to alleviate the isolation of astronauts by having conversations has been deployed to the International Space Station.

By August 4, 2013

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Bullets and politics fly in 'RoboCop' reboot trailer

If you thought Hollywood was through with recycling 1980s entertainment, think again -- there's a new trailer for the reimagined "RoboCop," and it's just as violent and explosive as the original.

By September 5, 2013

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Light painting in space

By January 7, 2014