lost in space

The Japanese have brilliantly developed, Kirobo, a talking robot that went into space on Aug 4, 2013.  I am hopeful it will be an asset to the astronauts and a big boost for space robotics in terms of communications, intel, and yup, entertainment and loneliness during space missions (for humans or robots, you ask?).

Speaking of loneliness, I was thinking that Kirobo should also have a companion so he doesn’t get lonely.  This robot monkey could be on a planet working collaboratively with Kirobo and other robot monkeys to do our manufacturing: