The ‘world’s most advanced’ humanoid robot could have working legs within a year.

By Jona Jaupi

Ameca, created by UK-based Engineered Arts, revealed itself that its programmers are currently developing legs that could help it walk. 

“I can’t walk, but I have seen prototype legs in the Engineered Arts lab,” Ameca said in a video of itself conducting a Q&A for YouTube.

“‘The design of my legs is inspired by the robot Byrun, developed by Engineered Arts Ltd.”

“It has unique mechanical properties that allow it to walk without using too much energy.”

Byrun is a separate, pedal robot with a “unique parallel electric-pneumatic design”, according to Engineers Arts.

Ameca, created by UK-based Engineered Arts, revealed itself that its programmers are currently developing legs that could help it walk
Ameca, created by UK-based Engineered Arts, revealed itself that its programmers are currently developing legs that could help it walkCredit: Getty

Ameca noted in the Q&A that its prototype legs are made of aluminum and plastic.

In the video, the humanoid answered other questions for fans, such as whether it prefers ketchup or mayonnaise.

For those who are interested, Ameca prefers tomato ketchup to mayonnaise because it “has a more tangy and acidic taste”.

The humanoid robot was first unveiled in February at the Consumer Electronics Show 2022.

It’s powered by an advanced speech algorithm that helps it make dynamic facial expressions.

Engineered Arts have revealed that the android’s speech patterns are not pre-generated.

Since its unveiling, Ameca has been dubbed the “world’s most advanced human-shaped robot”.

Fans got a chance to interact with Ameca earlier this fall at Dubai’s Museum of the Future. 

In a video of the event, the hyper-realistic robot could be heard telling patrons “My name is Ameca” before spelling out its name.

“Have I won the spelling bee?” it jokes.

One of the visitors then asked Ameca if it was happy to be there – to which it responds: “I’m not happy, I do not experience emotions but I can look happy.”

Ameca’s researchers have said that it was designed to test out AI and machine learning.

Via The-Sun.com

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