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Sophia the robot is now a fashion model

By T.K. Randall
January 28, 2018 · Comment icon 18 comments



Sophia has undergone a makeover. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 International Telecommunication Union
The eerily human-like robot has ditched her bald-headed android guise in favor of something more glamorous.
It seems as though Sophia, a realistic human-like robot designed to redefine how humanity interacts with machines, has been turning up just about everywhere over the last few months.

Developed by Texas-based firm Hanson Robotics, the life-like creation has not only made numerous TV appearances but is also the first robot ever to be granted citizenship of a country.

Now she has turned up yet again - this time on the front cover of British fashion magazine Stylist donning a wig, makeup and a flowing purple dress.

Could this be a glimpse of what a society of the future - one in which humanoid robots are commonplace - might actually be like ?


It remains to be seen where she will turn up next.

Source: RealSophiaRobot@Twitter | Comments (18)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by Jon the frog 5 years ago
She look like a creepy monster with his crispy face movement and traits.... between that monster and a succubus, i would take the succubus, lol
Comment icon #10 Posted by and then 5 years ago
Just imagine a world where the MGTOW movement becomes transcendent and a majority of guys start cohabiting with sexy Bots... I think it's entirely possible and an awful statement on the state of male/female relations in the 21st century. The Feminists must be quite pleased.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Eldorado 5 years ago
If she was British she'd be dubbed The Thinking Man's Robot Crumpet. (plain looking... but talented)
Comment icon #12 Posted by LV-426 5 years ago
With the way that political correctness is heading, we'll all be mindless robots, so it might be hard to make a distinction...
Comment icon #13 Posted by Taun 5 years ago
Until she's programmed to say "Not tonight, my central processor aches"...
Comment icon #14 Posted by third_eye 5 years ago
Never leave her in the same room with the POTUS ... Sophia my be an robot assassin in disguise. ~
Comment icon #15 Posted by TripGun 5 years ago
Is sheanatomically correct? I am asking for a friend...
Comment icon #16 Posted by LV-426 5 years ago
Your "friend" might be interested in the very latest model, straight from the production line...
Comment icon #17 Posted by Dark_Grey 5 years ago
But does she cook and clean? If so, I'm sold (sorry if you're reading this, hunny). I can come home to a clean house and if she starts ranting just pop out the AA batteries...not a bad idea...
Comment icon #18 Posted by paperdyer 5 years ago
Why not Data? All the Dalek would say is EXTERINATEEEEE!


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