Different tech and robot manufacturing companies out in the world are dreaming of a humanoid robot. As a result of many experiments and dedications; one robot company called Hanson Robotics has moved forward to make a humanoid robot. Their creation is now popularly known as “Sophia Robot”. Yes, Sophia is AI robot. This creation is one of the masterpieces of humanoid robot experiments. There are several mysterious facts about Sophia AI Robot. You will love to know the brief story of Sophia.
When and where was “Sophia Robot” invented?
Sophia, an AI social Robot was created by Hanson Robotics. Hanson Robotics is a HongKong based robotics company. Also, Hanson Robotics is working in collaboration with AI Developers. Sophia was turned on for the first time on April 19, 2015. It was introduced to the public in mid-March 2016 during South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, United States.
What are the features available for Sophia Robot?
- Sophia is a social humanoid robot.
- Sophia has human-like appearance and behavior.
- It is categorized as female AI Robot and can have 62 facial expressions.
- She not only shows the human expressions, she also imitates human gestures.
- Sophia got cameras in her eyes. The camera and algorithms are designed to let Sophia see, sustain eye contact, follow faces and recognize individuals.
- It is believed that Sophia with her AI can ultimately interact with other humans. And, with this, she can gain social skills from it.
- Sophia is a masterpiece of AI Robot and featured with Google voice recognition.
- The voice recognition is given by parent company of Google called Alphabet Inc.
- The brain of Sophia robot is powered with SingularityNET.
- Sophia is modeled after Audrey Hepburn(1929-1993) a British actress recognized as film and fashion icon.
- She is fully capable using her artificial intelligence, facial expressions, and visual data processing.
- Sophia is designed as a suitable companion to help crowds at large events, nursing homes.
Social Profile of Sophia Robot:
She has attended several high-profile interviews like Good Morning Britain with Piers Morgan, CBS 60 Minutes with Charlie Rose, CNBC, Mashable, The New York Times, Forbes, etc. Interviewers around the world are already impressed with her. And now she is sparkled with a name of Media Queen. Sophia also appeared for Audi’s annual report and some music videos.
She has been mannered as all other human beings during her interview. The interview taken with her are remarked as mind-blowing. Here is the video of Sophia Robot and her interaction in the show called “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”:
Well, we believe you are already impressed with Sophia Robot. In November 2017, Sophia also got the United Nations title called United Nations Development Programme. Besides, Sophia is the first AI Robot that gets Saudi Arabian Citizenship. She became Saudi Arabian Citizen in October 2017. Right after few months, she became a citizen of Saudi Arabia, she now gets her own legs for the first time. Sophia is a masterpiece to any robotics technology. We believe, she will be a boon to all in different aspects.
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