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Osaka University researchers built the CB2 robot to mimic the appearance and behavior of an infant. With dozens of air-powered actuators and nearly 200 tactile sensors under its silicone skin, the robot baby can babble, blink, and move its head and limbs. The goal of the project is to study both child development and human-robot interaction.
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