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The world’s most advanced ‘humanoid robot is unveiled in a British lab

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It may bear a somewhat uncanny resemblance to the terrifying creation in the Will Smith blockbuster I, Robot.

But this machine is real and has been billed as the “most advanced” humanoid in the world.

Named Ameca, it’s made in a British lab and has eerily realistic movements and facial expressions.

Impressive: It may resemble the terrifying creation in the Will Smith blockbuster I, Robot. But this is real and has been heralded as the ‘most advanced’ humanoid in the world

It's called Ameca, it has eerily realistic facial expressions and movements, and it's made in a British lab

It’s called Ameca, it has eerily realistic facial expressions and movements, and it’s made in a British lab

Tech company will pay you £150,000 to use our face on its ROBOTS

The idea of ​​lending your face to a robot may sound like the plot from an episode of Black Mirror, but it could soon become a reality.

Robot manufacturer Promobot is looking for a face for its next humanoid robot, which will be used in hotels, shopping centers and airports from 2023.

The company is offering a whopping £150,000 ($200,000) to the brave volunteer, who must be willing to transfer the rights to use their face forever.

Cornish-based Engineered Arts, who bill themselves as ‘the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of humanoid entertainment robots’, unveiled the machine on YouTube with great enthusiasm.

Many viewers expressed their surprise at how realistic and human the machine is.

One user wrote: ‘I know we should be afraid of AI, but this is the first gynoid I’m not afraid of. It’s pretty cool.’

Another said: ‘It’s the eyes. People take for granted how important eyes are when it comes to something that looks alive.

“The fast movement, the focus, the blinking, the attention they seem to be paying to whatever catches their attention.”

A third added, “I seriously thought this was CGI at first. Well done! The hands also look very good.’

Some people likened Ameca to the NS-5 series of I, Robot, a 2004 science fiction film starring Will Smith, in which intelligent robots perform public functions in a dystopian world.

The clip shows the robot warming up its shoulder before opening its eyes and expressing a rather convincing look of shock or surprise.

He even blinks several times and looks curiously at his machine arm.

Engineered Arts, which bills itself as 'the UK's leading designer and manufacturer of humanoid entertainment robots', unveiled the machine on YouTube with great enthusiasm.

Engineered Arts, which bills itself as ‘the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of humanoid entertainment robots’, unveiled the machine on YouTube with great enthusiasm.

Many viewers expressed their surprise at how realistic and human the machine is

Many viewers expressed their surprise at how realistic and human the machine is

The preview ends with Ameca extending his hand and admiring the combination of mechanical limbs and ligaments, actuators and sensor arrays.

It is certainly realistic and is at the forefront of its field in terms of its expressions, but the next challenge will be to get these robots running around.

Engineered Arts said it was still a long way off, but added that the face is housed on a “human-like artificial body (AI x AB)” that has a “powerful Tritium robotic operating system.”

It has not revealed how much the robot will cost to make as it is still under development.

The clip shows the robot warming up its shoulder before opening its eyes and expressing a rather convincing look of shock or surprise

The clip shows the robot warming up its shoulder before opening its eyes and expressing a rather convincing look of shock or surprise

He even blinks several times and observes his machine arm with curiosity (pictured)

He even blinks several times and observes his machine arm with curiosity (pictured)

Some people have compared Ameca to the NS-5 series of I, Robot (pictured), a 2004 science fiction film starring Will Smith, which sees intelligent robots perform government functions in a dystopian world.

Some people have compared Ameca to the NS-5 series of I, Robot (pictured), a 2004 science fiction film starring Will Smith, which sees intelligent robots perform government functions in a dystopian world.

Ameca follows the development of Sophia, who first emerged in 2016, and was a super intelligent humanoid head with a realistic face that could blink, look side to side and talk.

The humanoid robot, created by the Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics, can chat, smile mischievously and even tell jokes.

The robot made history in October 2017 when it legally became a citizen of Saudi Arabia.

Engineered Arts hopes Ameca will provide people with a glimpse of the future because it “represents the forefront of human-robot technology.”

“Specially designed as a platform for development towards future robotics technologies, Ameca is the perfect humanoid robot platform for human-robot interaction,” the company said on its website.

‘We focus on bringing you innovative technologies that are reliable, modular, upgradable and easy to develop.’

Engineered Arts was founded in 2005 and the first robot was a mechanical ‘Thespian’ for the stage.

WHO IS SOPHIA THE ROBOT?

In October 2017, Sophia was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia

In October 2017, Sophia was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia

Sophia first emerged in 2016 as a super-intelligent humanoid head with a realistic face that could blink, look side to side, and talk.

The humanoid robot, created by the Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics, can chat, smile mischievously and even tell jokes.

The robot made history in October 2017 when she legally became a citizen of Saudi Arabia.

The stunt made Sophia the world’s first robot to receive legal citizenship.

Although Sophia has some impressive abilities, she has no consciousness yet.

Hanson Robotics claims that fully conscious machines could appear within a few years.

Sophia herself has maintained that “the advantages outweigh the disadvantages” when it comes to artificial intelligence.

“The elderly will have more company, autistic children will have endlessly patient teachers,” Sophia said.

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