Japan’s Latest Baby Robot, Babyloid

babyloidThis robot is the work of Kanou Masayoshi from the Chukyo University of Science & Technology in Japan.

This therapeutic robot has been designed to help the elderly feel less depressed .  The robot is about 17 inches long and the arms can wiggle.

The eyelids can also blink and the mouth can open and close. Also, the face has red LEDS implanted in it which could simulate crying or blushing. Professor Masayoshi hopes to eventually manufacture the robot for around $600 US over the next couple of years after doing more research and testing.

At least this robot is cute and does not visit the uncanny valley, like some robots do.

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