CB2 Toddler Growing Up
Why is it that every time we see a sub-adult humanoid robot it creeps us out? Is it unnatural? Or do those who are making them have a different point of view? Either way, this CB2, a 4' 4" toddler is being programmed to think like a baby and takes note of its mother's facial expressions and categorizes them. Made with rubbery skin, it has 197 pressure sensors to recognize human touch. After 2 years, it taught itself to walk with human aid and 51 "muscles." Eventually, the Japanese Society of Baby Science believes that a "robo species" will be developed with learning abilities somewhere between humans and primates. Our guess is that it will still creep us out.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at April 15, 2009 8:48 AM