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Robots in Action: Pretty Human


He seems to wake up from sleep, to discover his own arms and to be frightened in front of the camera. The robot "Ameca" shows this rather human behavior in a sensational video.

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Developer's video This robot is just waking up - at least it looks a lot like it.

As if he couldn't believe himself that he was real.

Developers of "Engineered Arts" breathe life into the android "Ameca".

The company boss explains what this is all about in the presence of two robots:

Will Jackson, Managing Director "Engineered Arts":

“The reason for developing a robot that looks like a human is to interact with humans.

So the human face is a means of communication with a very high bandwidth, and that's why we built these expressive robots. "

The video of the supposed robot awakening attracted a lot of attention in social networks.

Some users are enthusiastic about how advanced a robot can imitate facial expressions and gestures.

Others find it rather scary.

The robot should show what artificial intelligence is capable of.

The developers describe Ameca as “the world's most advanced robot in human form.” But Ameca does not have a gender.

Will Jackson, Managing Director "Engineered Arts":

“Outwardly it looks completely different.

We tried to be gender neutral and race neutral.

We were simply trying to create something that had the basic human characteristic - expression - without putting anything else on top.

Hence the gray faces. "

Ameca also does not yet have functioning legs.

But arms, hands and fingers in connection with the realistic face already awaken a human-like expression - that much is clear.

The future job of robots: they should breathe life into newly developed technologies such as face and speech recognition.

Science centers and technology companies, but also theme parks, can now buy Ameca - for the equivalent of around 130,000 US dollars.

Source: spiegel

All tech articles on 2021-12-04

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