Can baby ‘bot help Japan reproduce?

Yotaro cries, giggles, and kicks when you tickle him. He sneezes and his nose runs. When he is upset, his rattle calms him down.

An average baby — sort of — since Yotaro is a robot. His inventors hope he will help Japan’s sagging birth rate, among the lowest in the world.

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/tech/2010/06/23/lah.japan.baby.robot.cnn

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/06/23/japan.baby.robot.population/index.html?hpt=C2&fbid=c8vmgLRzVDh

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