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Sophia the robot is now a fashion model
By T.K. Randall
January 28, 2018 · 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.
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