Engineered Arts, a UK-based robotics company, has unveiled a humanoid robot called Ameca, and it’s pretty uncomfortable for people.
In a video posted on Engineered Arts’ Vimeo channel, you can “wake up” Ameca and watch yourself with realistic human expression. Although everything from Ameca’s neck down is robotic, her face looks very human and the video ends with Amerca staring at the viewer with a smile.
– Figen (@TheFigen) December 2, 2021
Reactions to Ameca range from impressed to appalled for anyone who has watched an episode of HBO’s Westworld or read a science fiction novel.
About the technical arts websitethe company says that Ameca is “the future face of robotics” and “the world’s most advanced human-shaped robot”[.]“Ameca also integrates artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Ameca is advertised as “a major attraction” and is modular in structure to allow for “future upgrades, both physical and software, to improve Ameca’s capabilities”[.]“So if your sci-fi adventure theme park needs a robot with human-like expressions, Well Engineered Arts has a product for you.
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