Yes, you read that headline correctly. It seems that Toyota of all companies has created a baby robot named Kirobo Mini. The purpose is to create a synthetic baby in areas in Japan where the birth rates have dropped dramatically. The robot can blink it’s eyes , wobble , and speak with a baby like high pitched voice. The device will cost 39,900 yen ($392) in Japan starting next year.
The cup holders in your car can be used to cradle this “baby robot”. The baby robot is used to help cater to human emotions. With artificial intelligence continuing to advance, imagine the benefits we as humans can learn and experience with AI. Very random for Toyota to create this device but I applaud the reasoning behind it. With robots beginning to move from factories to homes, humans will get a better interaction and more of a positive experience with AI.
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