And I thought the fire breathing babybot would be the last time I saw a ginormous baby robot. Isabel Coixet, the Spanish director who both wrote and directed Bastille (one of the 20 segments from the wonderful film collage, Paris, je’taime) has created an enormous and strangely realistic infant for the Shanghai Expo 2010. In response to the expo’s theme, “Better City, Better Life”, Coixet says she hopes to remind the world that “all our actions have direct consequences on our children’s future and that we have to react to this”. Amen, sister.Vodpod videos no longer available.
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Japanese artist, Kenji Yanobe, has created the toddler of all toddlers. The 24 ft robot goes by the name of Torayan and supposedly, will only respond to the orders of a child’s voice. Yanobe has described him as “the ultimate child’s weapon”. We can only hope that he doesn’t learn to walk, cry or become sentient.