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+ - Japanese Build Robot Toddlers->

Submitted by kgeiger
kgeiger (1339271) writes "The Japanese birth dearth may be crashing their population and rendering kids a rarity, but never fear! Robotics researchers at Osaka University are building robot babies to learn how people are supposed to interact with young children. For anyone who has raised real kids, cyberkiddies would seem a cheat unless they come with "why? Why? WHY?" and "No!" infinite loops and no OFF switch."
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Japanese Build Robot Toddlers

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