Russian company starts mass production of humanoid robots that can look like you

A Russian startup has launched serial production of distinctive life-like robots that not solely look the way in which you need and mimic facial expressions, however are additionally capable of work for you.

Based within the Russian metropolis of Perm, Promobot says its humanoid bots, known as Android Robo-C, can change people within the workplace and even at dwelling. The android can reply individuals’s questions in buying facilities and museums, be an administrator or an workplace worker, and greet guests and talk with them, in accordance with the maker. However, it gained’t be working for much longer than a human – its battery solely lasts eight hours earlier than it must be re-charged.

“This is the first humanoid android in the world that not only mimics the human appearance, but is also able to integrate into business processes. We have already created one prototype, and now we will release a series,” co-founder and growth director of the robot-making agency, Oleg Kivokurtsev, informed TASS.

As for dwelling use, the robotic can function a reasonably unusual “decoration” that can look like anyone you need. The android is ready to discuss to you due to the greater than 100,000 speech modules within the AI system, and play over 600 facial expressions.

The startup plans to make 10 “companion robots” a month, Kivokurtsev added. While anybody can order a robotic, it’s not clear how a lot a unit will value.

Promobot has already bought dozens of speaking robots in Russia and past, with its robots working in 35 nations as directors, promoters, consultants, guides and concierges, changing or supporting human workers. The robot-maker plans to deploy as much as a thousand service robots to totally different European nations by 2024.