We first have Geppeto who was so lonely and always wanted a son, but I wonder why he didn't go out to the village to wine and dine a nice girl, taking her home as his wife to start a family together? Fast forward to the present situation and you have the same mental thought process, except instead of carving out a boy from wood one can always cobble together electronic circuits and parts to create Zeno, the boy robot. Zeno is no simple piece of machinery as he is the culmination of 5 years of hard work and a $1.5 million grant.
I don't know about you, but whenever I lay my eyes on Zeno, he reminds me of an extremely drawn out, haggard looking version of Pinocchio who has just woke up from the worst hangover ever. The pseudo Astro Boy hairstyle doesn't help his cause either in being adorable.