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01. 16. 2005

Robotic rocker for babies


Last September came the news, that a graduate student had developed a caring cot that acts as a nanny, checking the temperature and rocking when baby starts to cry. Unfortunately, it was one of those fab prototypes that never land on the market.
But from May this year, Dream Technology in the UK will commercialise the Robopax BabySitter, an electromechanical plastic platform that moves back and forth a few centimetres on hidden wheels. It stands on the floor, waiting for a pram, buggy (stroller) or baby's car seat to be placed on top. Robopax BabySitter then reciprocates at about 66 rocks per minute, in time with a resting heartbeat and the speed at which parents instinctively rock their child.
Via New Scientist.
And, yes, it probably also works for the Pet Stroller.

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