Japanese engineers have created yet another robot baby, because, you know, you can't have enough of a good thing.
Affetto is a tabletop baby head that's cute enough to be in the next Chucky film.
Developed by famed Japanese roboticist Minoru Asada, co-founder of the RoboCup tournament, as well as Hisashi Ishihara and Yuichiro Yoshikawa, Affetto follows such terrifying robo-babes as Kindy and Noby, Diego, and the infamous CB2.
Will the horror never end? Apparently not.
Scientists seem to have an insatiable desire to study baby development not by studying real babies, but by building robot babies. Designed to look like a 1- or 2-year-old child (minus the body), Affetto has realistic facial expressions and is meant to be treated as a human being by caregivers. It has lifelike eyes and can open its mouth.