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Let’s get real—the rising cost of babysitters and the fear of nutty nannies may have us all ordering in a little more these days. As great as it feels to be a new dad you and your partner are probably climbing the walls, aching for conversations that don’t start with “You get her—I got up last time.”
Thankfully, there might be a quasi-futuristic solution to your problem. Japanese Retailer Aeon Co. has unveiled a babysitting robot. No…this isn’t a prank. The four-foot tall machine can talk to your child and call him by name. It doesn’t do diapers, though—so you’ll probably have to keep that date pretty short. [Parentdish.com]