Immortal AI Robots: Russian Company Unveils Humanoid Robot That Can Look and Act Like Anyone
Written by: Sam Orlando
Promobot, a Russian-based company specializing in robotics, has developed a new humanoid robot that can be made to look identical to any human. The AI-powered robot is capable of holding full conversations, learning from its surroundings, and performing mildly complicated tasks, according to the Company. This revolutionary advancement could potentially allow people to create a digital, immortal "version", or at least a digital look-a-like, of themselves.
According to a news release from Promobot on March 9, 2023, the company's Robo-C project has developed a new dialogue system for its human-like service robot. The system utilizes finite automation, a linguistic system that involves natural language processing under three levels: analysis of named entities, user intents, and a wide array of topics. With this system, Robo-C can recognize questions, cluster them according to the topic, and generate responses with neural networks. Think a lot like how your brain works!
Andrew N., Ph.D., head of the dialogue system at Robo-C Project, said, "This is the first time a dialogue system has a theme depth based on four dimensions. These dimensions include time, place, topic, and negative or positive context. Unlike assistants, the robot’s responses depend on the time and place of the discussion. It is crucial for service robots because their operation greatly depends on their area of work, i.e., airport or office or kids center. They must be aware of their surroundings to provide the best service possible."
The developers used ten primary intents for the system’s modules, including 'transport' and 'locations.' Each intent required two thousand request samples, and data engineers needed 6.5 million lines of requests, eight thousand work hours, or a thousand workdays to set up ten intents.
Promobot's anthropomorphic robot, Robo-C, imitates human emotions and can move its eyes and eyebrows, lips, and other artificial muscles. Mechanical muscles created with Robo-C’s patented technologies allow the robot to mimic more than 600 human facial expressions. The dialogue system is already in use on most Robo-C models. Solutions by Robo-C Project operate in more than 40 countries worldwide, according to the company.
According to Promobot, a new digital version of yourself, or perhaps a loved one, will set you back between $20,000 to $50,000. In addition to the hefty price tag, your Promobot Robo-C can't walk... according to the company the robots start from the waste up, and can be placed on mobility units to perform mundane tasks. However, according to Promobot, your new robot companion will learn from each interaction with you, and the AI powered humanoid will learn to detect and respond emotionally to you.
Is this the beginning of a new tidal wave of human/ai evolution? How will we deal with the ethical challenges of such incredible technology? Because we are still asking these questions, and because the technology is available, these are issues the world community must address at some point. If you want to learn more about promobot, you can visit their website at www.promo-bot.ai.