Robot Daycare With Robot Nannies?

Take a look at this amusing ad, which facetiously suggests that you might want to put your children in robot daycare:


(Robot daycare ad)

Fans of Philip K. Dick of course remember his 1952 short story Nanny, in which home robot daycare is explored:

Nanny was built in the shape of a sphere, a large metal sphere, flattened on the bottom. Her surface had been sprayed with a dull green enamel, which had become chipped and gouged through wear. There was not much visible in addition to the eye stalks. The treads could not be seen. On each side of the hull was the outline of a door. From these the magnetic grapples came, when they were needed. The front of the hull came to a point, and there the metal was reinforced. The extra plates welded both fore and aft made her look almost like a weapon of war...
(Read more about Philip K. Dick's Nanny robot)

If you'd like to go beyond ads featuring robot daycare, take a look at these real-world examples of robot nannies:

- Robot Nanny - The Fact, The Fiction
- PaPeRo Robot Childcare In Japan
- Tmsuk Robot Babysitter Knows Your Kid
- Book-Reading Robot Reads Aloud
- iRobiQ Nanny Robot
- Family Nanny Robot
- Babies Treat Robots Like Human Beings
- Morphy Nanny Robot Teaches, Learns From Babies

Via Frolix_8.

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