Japan's new 'communications robot' will prevent astronauts from getting lonely in space — by being absolutely adorable

It may look and act nothing like David from Prometheus, but big things come from humble beginnings. Tokyo University researchers and robot creator Tomotaka Takahashi are developing a tiny humanoid robot that will talk to and provide company for a Japanese astronaut during an upcoming six-month mission aboard the… »12/03/12 5:30pm12/03/12 5:30pm