“Baby Type Robot “YOTARO”” by Kunimura, Ono, Hirai, Muramoto, Matsuzaki, et al. …

  • ©Hiroki Kunimura, Chiyoko Ono, Madoka Hirai, Masatada Muramoto, Wagner Tetsuya Matsuzaki, Toshiaki Uchiyama, Kazuhito Shiratori, and Junichi Hoshino

  • ©Hiroki Kunimura, Chiyoko Ono, Madoka Hirai, Masatada Muramoto, Wagner Tetsuya Matsuzaki, Toshiaki Uchiyama, Kazuhito Shiratori, and Junichi Hoshino


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    Everyone had experienced meet a baby in the train or elevator and unconsciously smiles, waves hands or tries to outstare him. The kindness feeling to babies is inherent in human’s natural emotion. When we interact with a baby, while they still not have capacity to do things by themselves, we will need to do anything and everything to them. The human’s baby is the most conspicuous example about human’s instincts where everybody takes care and be tender to him.

    YOTARO is a robot that can make possible the virtual contact with baby. (Fig. 1) The experience booth is represented by kid’s room interior and set up baby bed, the users stand beside bed and plays with YOTARO. (Fig. 2)


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©Hiroki Kunimura, Chiyoko Ono, Madoka Hirai, Masatada Muramoto, Wagner Tetsuya Matsuzaki, Toshiaki Uchiyama, Kazuhito Shiratori, and Junichi Hoshino

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