This Russian Company Is Selling Robotic Clones Of People


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Russian Firm Promobot Is Selling Robotic Clones Of People
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A Russian startup by the name of Promobot is currently selling autonomous robot clones of real persons. In fact, this is their key selling point of the robot known as Robo-C. The website says, ‘Order a robot with the appearance of any person to your office or home.’

Russian Firm Promobot Is Selling Robotic Clones Of People

As per a press statement that was released by Promobot, the android Robo-C is ‘a completely anthropomorphic machine. It copies human facial expressions: can move its eyes, eyebrows, lips, and other “muscles,” and also keep the conversation going and answer questions.’

Russian Firm Promobot Is Selling Robotic Clones Of People

Robo-C comes with more than 600 facial expressions and life-like artificial skin. The company claims to be a manufacturer of service robots and believes that its androids will soon be able to replace human workers. However, it is also offering services to personal use, including cases of a personal assistant.

Russian Firm Promobot Is Selling Robotic Clones Of People

Aleksei Iuzhakov, who is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Promobot, said, ‘Everyone will now be able to order a robot with any appearance — for professional or personal use. We can build a linguistic model based on popular phrases of a particular person – the robot will communicate and answer questions by analyzing frequent expressions of the “original” and using a certain context of knowledge of this person.’

Russian Firm Promobot Is Selling Robotic Clones Of People

The Robo-C is not able to walk as of yet, but its neck and torso can move similar to a real person. Promobot has also announced that it already has four orders for Robo-Cs. One robot is supposed to be working in a government agency, whereas a second bot is slated to be a clone of Albert Einstein for a robot exhibition. The other two robots have been bought by a Middle Eastern family to be clones of their mother and father. These robots will spend time greeting guests that come to visit. What do you think of Robo-C by Promobot? Do let us know!

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