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Weebots: Driveable Robots For Babies Who Need Them 72

Posted by timothy
from the so-many-good-ways-to-get-in-trouble dept.
toygeek writes "Babies, as you may have noticed if you own one, like to get into all sorts of mischief, and studies show that exploring and interacting with the world is important for cognitive development. Babies who can't move around as well may not develop at the same rate as babies who can, which is why researchers from Ithaca College in New York are working on a way to fuse babies with robots to give mobility to all babies, even those with conditions that may delay independent mobility, like Down syndrome, spina bifida, or cerebral palsy."
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Weebots: Driveable Robots For Babies Who Need Them

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  • Baby destroyer. (Score:4, Informative)

    by Xoltri (1052470) on Thursday August 30, 2012 @12:48PM (#41179741)
    I have always said how terrifying it would be if a giant baby, maybe 20 stories tall, were let loose in a city. It would cause untold amounts of destruction all while being oblivious to its own malice (babies are not evil). Now we are one step closer, although it will be in some kind of a mech suit and not just physically large.

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