A machine touted as the world’s most advanced humanoid robot “freaked out” its creators after it reacted with visible irritation and grabbed the hand of a researcher who got into its “personal space.”
A newly posted video demonstration of the interaction shows the robot, called ‘Ameca’, tracking a moving finger before furrowing its brow and leaning back as the person’s hand comes nearer. Once the researcher has poked its nose, it grabs the person’s hand and moves them away.
Engineered Arts has created the robotic robot which looks almost lifelike. “future face of robotics” “the perfect humanoid robot platform for human-robot interaction.”
The grey-colored machine somewhat resembles the robots from the 2004 Hollywood adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s ‘I, Robot’. Ameca can be described as offering all human emotions and realistic facial movements.
The robotics company from Cornwall shared the video on YouTube. “Ameca reacts as things enter their ‘personal space.’”This behavior was noted by the developers “even starting to freak us out at Engineered Arts and we are used to it!”
The machine was well-received by most viewers, but some observers viewed it differently. “excitement and fear,”One person tweetingThis interaction represents “early warning”Concerning the potential danger of technology going rogue
Similar to a previous demonstration, this month’s interaction looks pre-programmed. In a previous video, Ameca ‘wakes up’, rolls its shoulder and curiously looks at its arms before showing surprise, irritation and breaking into a creepy smile after ‘noticing’ the camera.
The “built to last” robot is available for purchase and rental, but is just a stationary model at present. The developers are working on upgrading the machine, which utilizes the firm’s ‘Mesmer’ technology to mimic human emotions and expressions, bone structure and skin texture.
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