One of the most human-like robots in the world

I was please that we were invited to see Sophia one of the most human-like robots in the world. The event was sponsored by Blockchain, a huge US venture capitalist firm, so I was flattered that we were invited particularly as she has only three days in Australia. She is made to look like a real person. Her skin looks natural until you touch it, her face is quite realistic; her eyes are pretty although she does have this creepy robotic look. The big plus she has she is extremely expressive when she talks. What they are trying to do is get these robots human-like in appearance. Once they do this it will inspire humans to relate to them the way similar to how people now relate to each other.

Here are some photos I took.

While watching the presentation, I was thinking that now we could link into her as many of the APIs are standard so soon I am sure once the price comes down we will have robotic shop assistants. One big plus will be that she speaks many languages; I heard her in English and Mandarin Chinese and was told that she could handle Russian too. Listening to her, I do confess that there was plenty of work to be done on her speech.

If you want to see more, I took some videos of her singing in Mandarin Chinese.

It was exciting to see her. If you want to know more, please click here.