UCSDs Robot Baby is the Stuff of Nightmares

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It's eerie enough waking up to find your cat sitting on your chest and staring in your face as if to say, 'Are you gonna be feed me or what?' But a robot baby with an oversized head ? The creepiness factor just jumped off the scale.

The robot's name is Diego-San, given birth by researchers from the Machine Perception Laboratory at UCSD. That's right, multiple parents, just like that Krueger guy. Diego-San's vitals include a high resolution camera and 6-axis accelerometer, along with 20 moving parts.

Diego-San's creators say the robot is supposed to model a 1-year-old baby so they can conduct research on how a baby's brain develops. He stands about 51 inches tall, or a little over 4 feet, and weighs 66 pounds, roughly the equivalent of any healthy 12-month baby (just not a human one).

The real question is, who would win in a fight - Diego-San or Chuck y?

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