Media playback is unsupported on your device

Chatty Japanese robot in space first from ISS

5 September 2013 Last updated at 14:29 BST

A Japanese robot orbiting above Earth has called home for the first time.

In a video released on 5 September but filmed two weeks earlier, Kiboro, spoke from the International Space Station (ISS).

The robot is set to conduct experiments in space by taking verbal orders from astronaut commander Koichi Wakata and by remote-control from earth.

They are the first words ever spoken by a humanoid robot in space.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.