Toddler android

We came across a couple of videos of this toddler android. It sits up, rolls over, and responds to humans around it using visual, audio, and sensor inputs. After the break you will see that the movements are quite like that of a young child. The giveaway is the weight of the robot which is evident when its handlers trying to help it get untangled from that blanket. It seems to respond to individuals around with a smile and a twinkle of its… errr… camera eye. We wonder if it would find delight in knocking down some dominoes.

Body movements

Facial response

Comments

  1. baobrien says:

    That’s creepy.

  2. zigzagjoe says:

    No. I’m sorry, just no.

    Get the shotgun, take it out back, and put that thing down for good.

  3. skwip says:

  4. Whatnot says:

    Burn it? Shoot it? No no, just disassemble it then shred the shell for some cushioning material when sending packages and use the servos and circuits for nice projects :)

  5. cd0 says:
  6. dbear says:

    Three Laws safe?

  7. AtkinsSJ says:

    Was I the only person expecting this to be a smartphone operating system designed for small children? XD

  8. Hirudinea says:

    Man that’s creepy looking, and imagine what it does when it goes potty!?!

  9. Ivan A says:

    Sorry Whatnot, you cannot recycle any part of this “baby”, it will contain evil and spread disaster to all it touches. This projekt must be burned with rock salt and burried on holy ground in an iron casket, with a big stone cross ontop.

  10. Jack says:

    @AtkinsSJ, Nope, thats what I thought it was at first, not some creepy roboBaby.

  11. NatureTM says:

    Groups often make robots that look like babies/kids/little animals. They usually say the reason for the form factor is to help people interact with the robot on its “intellectual” level. Often they say it helps the robot learn.
    I’m starting to think the real reason is actually a value equation.
    If you make something look like a grown man, and it acts as smart as a baby, you feel a bit let down. It seems like humanoid robotics hasn’t progressed as fast as many of us expected, so I think a quick solution is to make the robot in a shape of something stupid. It is then much easier to exceed the observer’s expectations and increase value.
    No disrespect, I think these people have done great work. I just think all the robo-babies and animals show that the field has sortof stalled.

  12. Patrick says:

    I was expecting to be creeped out, but I’m pretty sure I can escape from a robot that can’t even sit up properly without human assistance.

  13. casey says:

    is it just me but in the 2nd video when the chest peace goes pop the guy standing goes to fix it… the thing looks up.. idk if thats programed or some learned thing but its creepy…

  14. Icarus says:

    creepy!

    @Patrick

    It doesn’t need to walk on it’s own…
    Imagine it crawling to a dark place in your bedroom while you’re at some party and then when you wake up in the middle of the night because you feel something evil lurking near, you open your eyes only to find those two reflecting globes staring coldly into your soul and devouring it slowly
    JUST LOOK AT MY FAAAACE!

    (shiver)

    I think this is the main factor why this sort of technology isn’t going so well. You also get the creators screaming “THE END IS NEAR! HIDE!” after spending too much time with their creepy toys

    I say it’s kinda like cloning…
    Good job! but now you have to burn it.

  15. pn2bade says:

    I’m going to be seeing this thing in my dreams tonight. I may never wake up.

  16. Pilotgeek says:

    @AtkinsSJ: I thought the same. But it was much worse.

  17. Mikey says:

    Yeah because that’s not fucking creepy. Leave it to Japan to make a product that’s largest market would be to pedophiles. Thanks for contributing guys, no really.

  18. Thomas says:

    Oh God! Kill it with fire!

  19. Frank says:

    Yes, but will it blend?

  20. donald says:

    it looks like the thing is being controlled by a ps2 dualshock controller. So, not a robot, but a weird rc creepy.

  21. jeditalian says:

    i think it would look less creepy if it had a chromed out skull instead of a fathead chucky. they should make furry monkey skins for these sort of things, if chromed out skulls are out of the budget

  22. jeditalian says:

    and run the android on Android.

  23. jeditalian says:

    Sorry, process “Kill function” has stopped unexpectedly, Force close?

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