If you ask me, the Kibo 2.0 that you see on the right looks rather lost, as though the decapitated head of a ladybug was stuck on a rotund Honda Asimo body. Well, at least there were developments and advancements enough to warrant a second version of the Kibo robot, where this is the hallmark of 7 to 8 years of research and development. What makes the Kibo 2.0 robot special is its expressive face that boasts of moving eyes, eyelids, and lips – something smaller robots do not possess.
This seems to be a charmed platform, so it would be interesting to see just what kind of artificial intelligence is programmed into it so that it will be able to pick up the slack, so to speak, against other robots from different countries.
No word on whether Kibo 2.0 will hit the commercial market or not, but chances are it will not. Well, we will just have to wait and see what kind of practical uses the Kibo 2.0 will indugle itself in.
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