Sunday, January 22, 2012

Engineers Develop Robot Baby


The silently mewling babe is a collection of whirring servomotors and flailing claw-arms, seemingly powered by unseen mechanisms beneath its blanket.

Its movements are perfectly lifelike, and yet its appearance is so alien-death machine-like that I get an overwhelming urge to cast it far into the Uncanny Valley from whence it came.

Imagine if we made a fetus like this robot, and we covered it in a lifelike skin. Then we show the world what an abortion is like.