Engineered Arts, a robotics company based in the United Kingdom, has revealed the first films of their new humanoid robot, which can generate hyper-realistic face expressions. It is a remarkable breakthrough in the field of robotics, but it is also scary.
The robot’s face, dubbed Ameca, has eyes, cheeks, a mouth, and a forehead that deforms and changes shape to express emotions ranging from astonishment to surprise to joy. Ameca appears to be waking up and for the first time ever coming to terms with its own existence in one of the new video.
Ameca, dubbed ‘the world’s most advanced human-shaped robot’ by its developers, is intended to aid academics and engineers in the study and improvement of human-robot interactions. People rely on facial signals to interact with one another, and it is anticipated that humanoid robots charged with working in environments like healthcare and hospitality would be more readily accepted if they could appear and communicate like humans. Ameca will be showcased in further detail at CES 2022 in Las Vegas in January.
But this machine is actually real and has been billed as the ‘world’s most advanced’ humanoid.
Named Ameca, it was created in a British lab and has eerily realistic movements and facial expressions.
While Ameca is impressive at conveying emotions via facial expressions, it’s unable to walk yet. However, the company assured that the research is underway to make a walking robot. The robot is meant to allow us to study human-robot interaction and believable facial cues make that a whole lot easier.
The company says the humanoid robot will be brought to the public at the CES 2022 event, which is to be held in January in Las Vegas.