By: April Carson
Only in Ameca
Last month, a UK-based robotics firm Engineered Arts released a short video of its humanoid robot, with many eerily similar faces that went viral on social media.
Even Elon Musk weighed in, noting how disturbing it was to witness the robot's flawlessly performed impersonations.
Now, we're able to see how the robot works in practice. Engineered Arts took its robot, Ameca, called a "she," to this year's CES expo in Las Vegas and had it sit down for an interview with CNET.
The experience was just as strange as we had hoped, and it also proved that the incredible bot is not a fabrication of computer animation.
Ameca appears to have been lifted right out of a sci-fi film.
“We've all seen it in the movies, we've all seen I, Robot and AI Artificial Intelligence,'” Engineered Arts' director of operations Morgan Roe told CNET. “And now that's a reality.”
During the interview, Ameca didn't speak, but the android looked to respond to what Roe was saying as if a somewhat over-expressive flesh and blood person were really standing next to him.
Ameca wasn't designed to appear identical to a person, according to Roe; rather, its creators wanted the character "to move backwards out of the uncanny valley" by giving it a fixed robotic appearance.
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So, what exactly will Ameca do?
“This is most likely service robotics,” Roe told CNET, adding that Ameca would need “say ten to 20 years” before interacting with genuine people.
The inventors of the quadrupedal robot say that it may help people who find themselves in peril. They also revealed how the machine might track faces using two cameras in each eye.
It's a stunning example of human-like robotics being pushed to its logical conclusion, and it's a remarkable engineering accomplishment that demonstrates how far artificial intelligence has advanced.
Don't stare into Ameca's eyes for too long, or you may be fooled into believing she is real.
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April Carson is the daughter of Billy Carson. She received her bachelor's degree in Social Sciences from Jacksonville University, where she was also on the Women's Basketball team. She now has a successful clothing company that specializes in organic baby clothes and other items. Take a look at their most popular fall fashions on bossbabymav.com
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