WOW! This is cool!

A Child? - Sure seems huge for a child doesn't it?
@webeishere (36315)
United States
June 8, 2007 12:45pm CST
OSAKA, Japan (AP) - A group of scientists in Japan have developed a robot that acts like a toddler to better understand child development. I just read this article and it's amazing yet unreal to do this just to learn more about childrens development. Check out the whole article. Technology is getting stranger and wierder these years. Fascinating yet wierd. Heres the link. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20070608/D8PKLAVG0.html HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@Sherry12 (2472)
• United States
8 Jun 07
It is amazing the things that are being invented now. Maybe they will start giving them to teens to see what it is like to really have a toddler.
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@webeishere (36315)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Clcik on the picture. Who would want a child this ugly? HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Sherry12 (2472)
• United States
8 Jun 07
LOL, you're right.
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@GardenGerty (149115)
• United States
8 Jun 07
That is neat, but I am not sure how it is going to help study how a child develops, unless they know how to program it to change, develop and respond to its environment. It makes me think, strangely enough, of a Ray Bradbury story. I used to read those in the 60's and 70's. Or how about the Twilight Zone, that would fit really well there, too. I wonder if this developing child robot will learn to talk back, and have tantrums. We have predicted things like this for years, it is kind of cool that fiction is becoming fact.
@decaobr (343)
• Brazil
9 Jun 07
its are incrible, japonses realy are much Creative, i believe that in 50 years robots yet they will have "intelligence"
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8 Jun 07
Sweet! I like hearing about things like this, I watched a show a uk host did that shown how robots do work like (showing people around homes) etc... It's a cool thought but this is way better than that! Lets hope they can find out more about the growth. Would be useful to see examples and study it (especially for those who have no clue) Kudos, ~Joey
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@tinamwhite (3252)
• United States
8 Jun 07
This is an interesting concept....but I do not think it is really very realistic to expect to learn about toddlers as a whole from one robot that was programmed by an adult..... I have to agree that it would be very beneficial in a parenting class or as a class project to help teenagers see what having a small child is like (mentality not size in this case).....remember when they had students carry around a bag of flour or a doll that they had to keep records of the daily care provided........ Either way....this child could use some clothing and any clue why they made that robot almost as big as me??? LOL
@webeishere (36315)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Leave it to the Japanese huh? They are always the first in many areas of technology. I don't see this panning out except for education purposes really. It is HUGE huh? Too funny. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Canada
9 Jun 07
The technology in Japan always amazes me.
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@PatriciaL (2080)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I don't like robots. Kind of have a phobia of them. If they are life-like or human-size then I'm afraid of them. After hearing years ago of someone being killed by their own robot, I've been freaked out by them.
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@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
9 Jun 07
I read the link you gave. Scientists may learn something useful from this, but I just think that its not going to show human emotions, feelings, thoughts, pain & how an upbringing can influence a child's development, It will be interesting read later what they learn from this.
@Debs_place (10523)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I wonder why they don't just observe real children? Is the there a shortage of them in Japan. It would seem to have a robot that acts like a toddler we would have to know how a toddler would act and develop, so to study a toddler development based on a robot seems to be kind of backward.
@cdparazo (5766)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
I think this is real weird. Making robot to understand child development? lol! Now I find it funny. A ROBOT! I don't know how they could understand child development from a robot rather than the real child itself.
@steve9737 (918)
• Colombia
18 Jun 07
wow that is amazing and scare at same time I am just imagining a world where you have a fake baby instead a real human, it would not be a thing but it is amazing that think how we are really near of have artificial intelligence with computer every day more powerful and scientific trying to make a human robotic , it would be a good for all the people that don't have arms or legs because they would get that robotic arms and have a normal life. I think they will start to make female robots and self it over the internet, I am wonder to think the reason that japan is so interested in make robots, but who they are thinking to make with all that technology.
@emckee (465)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Only in Japan! Did you see the myLot discussion on the newest "delicacy"? Disgraceful!
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
whew.. amazing.. hehe.. I always admired japan in being so high in terms of technology.. thre's so many things Japan can do. Even though I dont know what's their purpose on inventing that kind of robot but for sure there is.. hehe..
• China
9 Jun 07
I do not like japan
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@Katlady2 (9906)
• United States
10 Jun 07
That would be so awesome to see. It looks a little weird, yes. But for it to actually act like a young toddler is simply amazing. I wonder what they will come up with next.
@charms88 (7538)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
LOL, Japan scientists are always known for creating new things that never failed to amazed the whole world. I should get one of those robot toddler so my girls can play with it. I just hope the scientists are using the robot the sole purpose of studying the child development. I had watched a documentary show a few months back that some scientists had created a human robot that can think and act like a nurse. The robot will make the round of going to each patient's room, take their temperature and blood pressure and administered medicine too. A lot of nurses were upset about this show. Its sort of like telling them that the human robot will take over all the nurses in the future.
@vamisola (905)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
that's amazing! thanks for sharing it Grandpa Bob :)