This robotic infant head was designed not to scare babysitters

This is Affetto, a robotic baby head built by Hisashi Ishihara, Yuichiro Yoshikawa, and Prof. Minoru Asada of Osaka University. Professor Asada built this bodiless baby to observe how humans interact with robotic children, as prior studies using more mechanical babies wigged out would-be caregivers. » 2/08/11 3:30pm 2/08/11 3:30pm