Before making ROBOTRONS, you must make Robochildren
I'm not sure how making a robot helps you do this. I suspect this is something of a publicity stunt. Or else its part of a secret plan to develop the ROBOTRONS.
Minoru Asada, a professor at Osaka University who leads the project, said the robot was developed to learn more about child development.
"Our goal is to study human recognition development such as how the child learns a language, recognizes objects and learns to communicate with his father and mother," he said.