Real World News: Yotaro baby simulator!

By Greg Pak
My feature film “Robot Stories” opens with a story called “My Robot Baby,” in which Tamlyn Tomita and James Saito have to take care of a robot baby before they’re allowed to adopt a real one. The world might be catching up. Via Designboom:

yotaro is an interactive robot that portrays a variety of facial expressions, movements and physiological characteristics all natural to babies. the device reacts to the user through a sophisticated emotion-control system that watches and senses what they are doing and provides an accompanying reaction. that baby can do a variety of things that make it much more sophisticated than the standard baby training dolls, like crying real tears on its 2-d face.

See the video below for more.