M3-neony robot ready to replace your messy human toddler

Since Japan's baby population is on the decline it only makes sense that the country is now churning out robotic babies instead. Osaka University professor Minoru Asada and Hiroshi Ishiguro developed the new M3-neony robot to research motor skills.

In addition to the physical aspects of the somewhat creepy toddler, the robot will also be used to test machine learning software. You can see video of the M3-neony robot, as well as its brother the M3-synchy, in action here.

Via JST