A Tokyo University team has developed a robot designed to simulate the development and behaviour of a nine-month-old baby in an effort to better understand how humans grow.
The robot was created by the team led by Yasuo Kuniyoshi, a professor at the Tokyo University. Professor Kuniyoshi plans to study the data acquired from the sensors and cameras attached to the robot to find out how a baby reacts to the environment and the process by which it develops curiosity about new objects.
In the picture, a student of Japan's University of Tokyo, plays with baby robot Noby which reacts to an inflatable comic book character Anpanman, while the screens behind them show what Noby is seeing and hearing. (AP Photo)