Russian startup sells robot clones of real people


Will robots like this eventually replace human workers?

“Everyone will now be able to order a robot with any appearance — for professional or personal use. Thus, we open a huge market in service, education and entertainment. Imagine a replica of Michael Jordan selling basketball uniforms and William Shakespeare reading his own texts in a museum?” said Aleksei Iuzhakov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Promobot, in a statement

The company’s Robo-C has a neck and torso that each have three degrees of freedom of movement, but it cannot walk.

The robot’s face has 18 moving parts, allowing it to make 600 “micro-expressions,” and its artificial intelligence contains 100,000 speech modules.

“Promobot believes that a robot like this is capable of removing the barrier in human-machine interaction and replacing a number of employees in crowded places– post offices, banks, and municipal institutions,” the company states in a press release.

However, the android — which Promobot calls a “completely anthropomorphic machine,” only has 8 hours of battery life.

Via Fox News


Disney invented a robotic stuntman that could put humans out of a job

This dexterous robot could put stunt doubles out of a job. Disney’s Imagineering Research and Development lab built a robotic stuntman that can perform daring flips 60 feet in the air. The robot uses a combination of lasers, accelerometers and gyroscopes to track and adjust its position in midair to mimic the actions of a real stuntman. Disney calls the technology “Stuntronics.”

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The artificial intelligence revolution is here and how it is changing our lives

Where do humans fit in?

Nikolas Janin, who lives in Silicon Valley,  get’s up every morning for his 40-minute commute to work just like everyone else. He is the shop manager and fleet technician at Google.  In the mornings Janin gets dressed and heads out to his Lexus RX 450h for the trip on California’s freeways. That’s when his the car takes over. Mr. Janin’s ride is one of Google’s self-driving vehicles and it is equipped with sophisticated artificial intelligence technology that allows him to sit as a passenger in the driver’s seat.



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