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CMathas
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Re: Are we behind time...
CMathas   8/9/2013 11:27:57 AM
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I know that we kind of minimize this possibility and place it in the fun category, but I think that the Japanese are onto something especially where the elderly are concerned. I too would like to have one at home and can think of a long to do list for it.


Nice to see the concept doesn't embarrass you. Or, would you buy one that looked more like Atlas? Me? I'd settle for this guy.

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Re: Ridiculous
CMathas   8/9/2013 8:43:18 AM
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Isolation is a real problem, and not just in space. I commend the Japanese for not only using this robot for communications between ground and space, but also to know that when people are isolated for months on end, there is potentially a real problem. I used the photo of the children so that you could get a real feeling for how small this thing is. Next time, I'll use a ruler and a quarter.

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Ridiculous
mgauss   8/8/2013 10:40:49 PM
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If I were a Japanese astrounat I'd hide so that people would not ridicule me in public.  O silly and is this a story for children?  Let me see they make a robot that costs 1 million dollars an ounce to fly to space, so that it can coo and sing in Japanese.  I am so embarrased.

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Are we behind time...
Charles.Desassure   8/8/2013 9:52:36 PM
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I'm wondering what is taking so long. At this point, I believed that we would be able to go to a local store and purchase a robot to complete different task around the house.  The cost of the robot will be based on the memory required. 

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Re: scary robots!
CMathas   8/8/2013 7:47:41 PM
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Karen,

It would take a billboard smiley face. That robot is just not cute.

CMathas
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Re: scary robots!
CMathas   8/8/2013 7:46:53 PM
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Hey, I can pick my comparison robots! Yeah, there are scarey and then there are endearing ones. But this one can talk too! How big is that?

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Re: scary robots!
Caleb Kraft   8/8/2013 5:57:57 PM
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I think you're going to have to make that smiley face a LOT bigger to make that thing seem unthreatening. 

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kfield   8/8/2013 5:51:44 PM
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@calebkraft  No fair - you picked a not-very-cute smiley face. Check this out!!!

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Re: scary robots!
Caleb Kraft   8/8/2013 4:21:16 PM
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didn't help. 

 

cute kuratas

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Re: scary robots!
kfield   8/8/2013 4:14:24 PM
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@calebkraft Maybe they could just slap a smiley face on it and make it at least look sort of cute?

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