Sophia is a human looking robot which was created by David Hanson. Sophia can walk and communicate with human beings. This creative robot was created by an ambitious and very ingenious team who used effective electronics components.
Obsolete electronic parts are not used in the field of robotics. In fact, it requires cutting-technology, specific industrial devices, and a lot of effort to create innovative humanoids.
You certainly noticed these recent years the apparition of many humanoid robots. Sophia is certainty the most famous one. This humanoid is very developed, sophisticated and can easily maintain a normal conversation with another human being. Sophia is endowed with cameras with facial tracking that allows her to recognize people with whom she already talked with. She can also walk and recreate 60 facial expressions as well
There are a lot of online videos where you can see Sophia interacting with some celebrities such as Will Smith, Christy Teigen and Jimmy Fallon, who were really impressed by her abilities. You can look at the link below; you will surely find Will’s conversation with Sophia very amusing. Sophia is another step further into more developed technology that will inspire many engineers to create more sophisticated robots in the future. Therefore, in Saudi Arabia they were so amazed by her that they have decided to give her the citizenship
Here a brief presentation to get a better understanding of how it works. Indeed, robots are an electronics parts assembly. They have a physic structure, a sensorial system, a power supply and a computer playing the role of the brain. The main point of creating this robot is to recreate human behaviour.
What is the next step? Will humanoids ever be part of our daily lives someday?