Nightmare Fuel UCSD’s Robot Baby (video)

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Posted January 8, 2013 by Johnny2x in Science

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This is supposed to resemble a 1yr old baby. I’m having trouble seeing it considering its gigantic head.

The writer in this article calls it cute  “you can watch it smile and make cute faces after the break.”

I hope he is kidding. This thing is terrifying.

Gizmag.com has the info:

A new android infant has been born thanks to the University of California San Diego’s Machine Perception Lab. The lab received funding from the National Science Foundation to contract Kokoro Co. Ltd. and Hanson Robotics, two companies that specialize in building lifelike animatronics and androids, to build a replicant based on a one year old baby. The resulting robot, which has been a couple of years in development, has finally been completed – and you can watch it smile and make cute faces after the break.

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Here’s the video, don’t say I didn’t warn you:

Source: UCSD Machine Perception Lab via David Hanson (YouTube)

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