Scientist make robotic baby

Scientists in Japan have developed a robotic baby to help them understand how we all learn to walk and talk. The robot, called CB2, has got 197 sensors under its skin so it can move like a real toddler and even change its facial expressions. But that’s not all. The robo-baby also has a camera in its eye so it can see, as well as being able to hear what people are saying, and talk back! Scientists hope CB2 will make it easier to understand how children develop.

Minoru Asada, a professor at Osaka University when CB2 was made, said, “Our goal is to study human recognition development such as how the child learns language, how it recognises objects and how it learns to communicate with its father and mother.”