An event that saw the organisation proudly showing off a 33-kilogramme effigy that can make facial expressions, react to its surroundings by blinking and stand up with assistance. Giving it a set of skills and abilities that its maker claims allows CB2 (Child-Robot with Biometric Body) to emulate the physical abilities of a 1- or 2-year-old toddler.
The only problem being that unlike the real thing, CB2 is neither comical nor cute â€“ far from it in fact.
The not so little fella’s freakishly real â€“ and at the same time not real â€“ features quite possibly putting people off having kids forever.
Although that said, his (or indeed her) loving look up at its â€˜father’ is possibly enough to melt even the coldest of hearts.
Update: Very unsettling video reports.