Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Robot baby to increase birth rates in Japan

Japan's birthrates are notoriously low. A new government-commissioned study found that young Japanese men are losing their interest in sex: Read full story here.

Japanese researchers hope a robot that looks and acts like a baby will boost Japan's sagging birth rate.

I find this interesting as robot babies are used in some US schools for the exact opposite: To teach students the burden of having a baby (and discourage teenage pregnancies). Read article about robot babies in US schools here.

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