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[WD] Japanese Researchers Build A Pair Of Baby Robots.

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http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-05/10/baby-robots
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Meet Pneuborn-7II, the pun-tastic, pint-size baby bot from Osaka University's Hosoda Lab in Japan.

Researchers at the lab are using infant robots like Pneuborn and computer simulations to help figure out how humans develop in the early stages of infancy, and investigate the ways our motions and motor skills evolve into adolescence. They'll also study the relationship between motor development and embodiment

Dear God....

What has man created. eek.gif
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You have got to be ****ing kidding me...
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with a face only a mother could love....
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Ah Japanese and their anime dreams
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Kid's never going to have a normal life.

Why is this more effective than software simulation?

From what I gather, they are just refining movement algorithms to see how their robot develops increased mobility. Seems like building a baby robot is a bit fantastic.
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post #7 of 23
...its like a baby Bender! He DOES have Benders eyes.... This might be a case for Maury Povich!

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Robot pedobear approves
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post #9 of 23
Cant be that scary, it has no fingers.
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Clearly someone at the university asked the computer engineering guys "hey wouldn't it be cool if there were robot babies?"

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