They built a very human-like robot

Not in a sci-fi movie, but in a company’s promotional video, you see a robot “waking up to self-awareness.”

A robot called Ameca, built by Cornwall-based Engineered Arts engineers is just “waking up” to a video released by the company. He looks at his hand and then looks at the camera. Over 10 million people have watched the 40-second film since the beginning of the week. Ameca’s skin is gray and deliberately gender and race-neutral.

Engineered Arts designs and manufactures humanoid amusement robots for science centers, amusement parks, and businesses. Ameca is now available for purchase or lease, writes Global news.

“The human face is a severe means of communication, which is why we built these robots human,” Will Jackson, founder of Engineered Arts, told Reuters.

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