robopaxAnyone who's tried to calm a screaming newborn will appreciate the Robopax BabySitter. Based on the time-tested idea that nothing soothes like movement (countless parents who've taken 2 a.m. drives to nowhere can vouch for that), the BabySitter is a battery-operated platform that automatically rocks a stroller 66 times per minute (the average adult heart rate). While there will inevitably be some parents who'll scoff at the idea of a machine rocking their kids to slumber, we think there are legions of bleary-eyed, sleep-deprived moms and dads just waiting for this (it's due to ship in May for roughly $150) and for the company's next product: a larger version that can rock a crib. That one had better come with AC power, though. As any parent of a colicky newborn will tell you, the minute the rocking stops, the screams begin all over again.

[Via Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends]


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Robopax BabySitter automatically rocks crying babies