Robotic Crib Takes Care of Your Baby so You Can Go Out Drinking

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Taking care of a baby is such a pain, what with all of the personal attention it demands. Luckily, this robotic crib does the heavy lifting for you.

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Illustration for article titled Robotic Crib Takes Care of Your Baby so You Can Go Out Drinking

The Suima crib, developed at Kyuushuu University in Japan, is designed to rock your baby to sleep if it wakes up crying. It does this by sensing cries using a microphone. When detected, the crib starts to sway side to side every 1.8 seconds, or about as fast as a parent's heartbeat. Apparently, this speed helps lull the infant back to sleep quickly.

The crib is available for rent in Japan for about $100 per month, or you could buy one for between $4,500 and $5,500. [CrunchGear]

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I dont think that this was designed so parents could go out drinking (though it makes for a funnier read). I think its designed to lull baby back to sleep, Most babies wake up for a reason; they need fed, changed, etc., so they arent going back to sleep for long unless you satisfy whatever their need is.

I prefer the old fashioned/low tech rocking chair for lulling, and I spent some treasured times there, even at 2 a.m.