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Weebots: Driveable Robots for Babies Who Need Them

toygeek (473120) writes | about 2 years ago

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toygeek (473120) writes "Babies, as you may have noticed if you own one, like to get into all sorts of mischief, and studies show that exploring and interacting with the world is important for cognitive development. Babies who can't move around as well may not develop at the same rate as babies who can, which is why researchers from Ithaca College in New York are working on a way to fuse babies with robots to give mobility to all babies, even those with conditions that may delay independent mobility, like Down syndrome, spina bifida, or cerebral palsy."
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I for one welcome our cyborg baby overlords (1)

gurps_npc (621217) | about 2 years ago | (#41179159)

Seriously, does no one else see the problems with creating expensive items designed for small creatures that GROW. Child clothing is expensive enough.
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