A Chinese company has unveiled a $1,500 robot which some parents have already purchased to babysit their children.
According to the Daily Mail, the cute iPal, which stands about the height of a five-year-old kid, speaks two languages, tells jokes, teaches math, and interacts with kids via a tablet in its chest, Teletubby-style.
The paper reports that the buddy bot was programmed to act like four-to-eight-year-old child, "becoming an extra child in the family that also helps relieve the burden felt by China's busy parents."
The iPal also lets parents see what's going on via a smartphone app, giving them peace of mind.
The robot will be available in the U.S. later this year.