The other day the US company Hanson Robotics showed of robot named Sofia with a woman’s face. The skin on the face and neck are made of an elastic synthetic material Frubber, simulating the skin. Hidden under the skin the miniature motors are responsible for facial expressions of the robot. With built-in eye cameras and software Character Engine AI robot remembers the interlocutor, recognizes it and knows how to lead a relaxed conversation. During the call, Sofia is able to reflect the emotions on his face. According to the developers, at this stage her subject 62 facial movements. If the person at some time silent, but his face is sad / funny robot will notice and respond accordingly.
While,the answers of Sofia is memorized, both from an encyclopedia. But the question “Will you kill people?” She gave a positive response than very surprised journalist. Perhaps it was a joke from the creator of robot David Hanson, but who knows the truth? In any case, the company’s engineers will continue work on the creation of an ideal in every sense of robot, able to become a full member of the industrial society and to find its niche in the field of medicine, entertainment, and other industries that require communication with people.