A team of British engineers are building lifelike robots that can dance, talk in several languages and even scare London pub-goers. Engineering Arts is developing the automatons in a sleepy Cornish seaside town. Photos taken at the firm's factory reveal the inner-workings of how the company combines prosthetics, robotics and artistry. A team of British engineers are building lifelike robots that can dance, talk in several languages and even scare London pub-goers. This robot, described as'indistinguishable from humans', was created as part of a stunt to promote TV Series Westworld Founded in 2004, the company operating from an industrial unit in Penryn, near Falmouth, is a world leader in life sized commercially available humanoid robots.
Roboticists worldwide are spending an obscene amount of time and effort trying to teach large humanoid robots how to not fall over. We rejoice every time there is even the smallest incremental bit of progress towards success, because not falling over is super hard, especially if you want your robot to be doing something useful. And even though some large humanoid robots can occasionally survive falling over, most of them don't enjoy it very much. Led by Kei Okada and Masayuki Inaba, a team from the University of Tokyo and Kawasaki Heavy Industries is working on their own life-sized humanoid robot, and they've come up with a new strategy for not worrying about falls: not worrying about falls. Instead, they've built their robot from the ground up with an armored structure that makes it totally okay with falling over and getting right back up again.
He's known as a bit of a ladies man, but it seems that Will Smith's flirting skills are wasted when it comes to wooing robots . In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Smith took Sophia, an eerily realistic humanoid robot, on a date, with hilarious results. The date started well, with Smith cracking open a bottle of wine, and saying: "This is beautiful, I've wanted to meet you for a reply long time. "Being here with you in the Cayman Islands, I've got to say, I'm feeling a little something." But despite that smooth opening, the date quickly took a turn for the worse.