Momlogic's Momstrosity: If you want to do some serious research on babies, using real ones can get messy, loud and annoying. That might be the thought behind the creation of a robot baby -- developed to mimic the brain of a 1-year-old child -- only without the constant tantrum and diaper changes.
San-Diego, as he's known, is a joint venture between University of California, San Diego and a Japanese robot manufacturer, Kokoro. As far as robotic babies are concerned, San Diego is top of the line. He has 60 moving parts, can communicate with facial expressions, hold a water bottle, stand on a chair and has a high-resolution camera in his eyes. He also has a GIGANTIC head to accommodate all his electronic parts and computer chips. What doesn't San-Diego have? Skin covering his little robot body... which makes him look super-creepy.
|Momstrosity, AKA Andrea Levin, started her career as a stand-up comic appearing on many now defunct cable shows. Later she was a staff writer for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Motherhood lead her to momlogic.com. She has a three-year-old daughter named Lily. Lily wrote this bio.|