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Meet Diego-san, the creepy robot baby developed by UCSD

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UCSD robot baby
UCSD robot baby

The University of California, San Diego has been working on its robot baby for a few years now, but the first video of the faux infant has finally emerged. The Machine Perception Lab at UCSD created Diego-san in coordination with Kokoro and Hanson Robotics to better understand the cognitive development of children. The end result is incredibly intricate: the body contains 44 pneumatic joints. In fact, the head alone contains 27 individual moving parts. The face is especially detailed even if it is somewhat unsetlling with Diego-san able to mimic a wide variety of expressions. The video below will give you a good idea of the unnatural faces that the robot baby can produce just don’t watch it right before you to bed.