Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Japan Attempts to Spark Baby Boom... with Robot Babies?

What?!? I have no words for this...
"Graduate students in Japan are hoping an innovative new invention will help solve the country's fertility crisis. Meet Yotaro. He's a robot designed to give people the joys of parenting, without all the mess. And just a like a real baby, he reacts to stimuli, giggling and crying. The baby's reactions are projected onto a silicon balloon, which serves as his face. The students who invented the robot are hoping he will motivate young people to have children. Right now, Japan's birth rate is among the lowest in the world and could cause serious economic problems in the next decade." - MSNBC

1 comment:

Bets said...

Strange, but not terribly surprising. ;)