This really struck me as quite odd today...
Japanese scientists build robot child
The fact that they built a robot child is not so odd. What is odd to me, the reason why they built it. To study child development??? Um, there are millions of children, REAL, and alive and well out there which a scientist can study to understand their development. I just want to understand HOW a robot is going to give them any form of accurate information on the development of a REAL human child. Is it just me, is this really REALLY crazy?
I wonder how much this says about how Japanese people perceive children? or even real life for that matter?