UK-based designer and manufacturer of humanoid robots, Engineered Arts has shown off one of its most lifelike creations (Ameca) making a series of incredibly human-like facial expressions in a video posted on YouTube.
As the video begins Ameca as it was called appears to “wake up,” as its face conveys a mix of confusion and frustration when it opens its eyes. Ameca opens its mouth and raises its brows in what looks like is amazement when it starts looking at its hands and arms, the robot opens its mouth and raises its brows in what it looks like is amazement. In the end, Ameca smiles and holds a welcoming hand out.
Engineered Arts said that the bot is currently unable to walk, although it wants to give it that ability at some point and it will be on display at CES 2022 in January.
The robot doesn’t do acrobatic, walk or flip like MIT humanoid robot Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot does.
The company also developed another realistic bot named Mesmer. 3D scans of actual humans were used to give the bot accurate bone structure, skin texture, and lifelike facial expressions.
Ameca and Mesmer are expected to be the center of attention at venues and events, rather than robots designed to do a specific job or take over all of humanity.