Yotaro baby simulator sheds creepy robotic tears

Japan's University of Tsukuba has come up with a rather unique way to train those who hope to become parents. Yotaro is a robot baby simulator that offers users the opportunity to experience the ups and downs of caring for a real baby.

Hiroki Kunimura created an interactive screen that acts as the baby's face and gives users a taste of the variety of emotions and needs transmitted via facial expression common to most toddlers. From shedding real tears to beaming with newborn joy, Yotaro is a rather effective, albeit somewhat creepy, baby simulation tool. You can see video of Yotaro in action here.

Via DesignBoom