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Old September 9 2013, 07:29 PM   #32
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Re: Technological Stagnation

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Too many consumer gadgets, not enough respect for heavy industry--that's the real problem
I don't know about that. The Japanese have some highly advanced robotics. In fact, one of their latest robots just joined the ISS crew.

Meet Kirobo, talking robot that can engage astronauts in conversation. The test is to see if such a device could keep humans company on a long solo space mission.
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