Science & Technology
Insanely life-like robot has human-like expressions
By T.K. Randall
December 6, 2021 · 4 comments
Is this the face of the future ? Image Credit: YouTube / Engineered Arts
British robotics company Engineered Arts has revealed what could be the world's most realistic human-like robot.
At first glance, this deeply impressive robot looks like something that has been produced using computer graphics for a science-fiction movie or TV show.
In actual fact, however, it is a real-life robot - a moving, functional device capable of the most impressive display of life-like human facial expressions and emotions we've ever seen.
Known as 'Ameca', the robot has a fully articulated head and neck, as well as multiple articulations in its face to enable a wide range of subtle expressions.
A video showcasing the robot's abilities (which can be viewed below) has already racked up 1.5 million views in just a few days and has been featured by numerous news outlets across the globe.
"First look at Ameca, most advanced humanoid robot from @Engineered Arts Designed as a platform for AI and human robot interaction (HRI)," the video caption reads.
Ameca is not currently able to walk, however the company has been looking into the possibility.
If this robot is anything to go by, the idea of a future living alongside intelligent, life-like robots might not actually be quite as far-fetched as it seems.
Ameca is due to make its debut public appearance at CES 2022 in January next year.
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