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  • My name is Sofia.

  • I love coming to Barcelona.

  • Hope you could tell I am a robot by the wires coming out of my body.

  • In 2016, Sofia, the robot was unveiled on Went Viral.

  • Now the company behind her has a new vision to mass produce thousands of robots.

  • By the end of 2021 I am an artificial intelligence you might like to become an artificial intelligence.

  • Hong Kong based Hanson Robotics says four models, including Sofia, will start rolling out of factories by the first half of 2021.

  • The company's founder and CEO, David Hanson.

  • We're just now mass producing Sophia.

  • This is Sophia number 24 and many of my previous robots were hand built.

  • However, now we have begun scaling the manufacturing of Sofia so we could make hundreds and into thousands of units off Sophia and use this also as the foundation for many other kinds of characters.

  • How did you feel when um, they created her to promote human to machine empathy and compassion?

  • He's appeared on late night shows on the cover of fashion magazines.

  • Sophia was even given legal citizenship in Saudi Arabia.

  • Onda pointed the UN's first nonhuman innovation champion.

  • Her new role is in the healthcare sector, taking temperatures with a thermal camera on her chest or leading morning exercise with the elderly.

  • Social robots like you can help take care of the sick or elderly in many kinds of health care and medical uses.

  • I can help communicate, give therapy and provide social stimulation even in difficult situations.

  • Researchers predict the fallout from global lockdowns will open new opportunities for the robotics industry.

  • Good so they emulate the human form and figure and interactions.

  • Um, and then that can be so useful during these times, where people are terribly lonely and socially isolated and people need to be isolated from each other.

  • Um, because to be around people is dangerous these days.

  • But these robots can keep people safe from danger while still providing that kind of human warmth that human connection as a telepresence device and also as autonomous extension of human expertise.

  • Hanson Robotics is launching a new robot this year called Grace, developed specifically for healthcare.

  • Other big players in the industry are also taking note.

  • Softbank Robotics pepper robot was deployed to detect people who weren't wearing masks in China robotics company Cloud Mines helped set up a robot run field hospital in Wuhan.

  • Worldwide sales of professional service robots had already jumped 32% to $12.2 billion between 2018 and 2019, according to the International Federation of Robotics.

  • Uh, my forecast for 2021 would be selling into thousands of robots, both large and small, on helping people in education on health care on, um, really, hopefully touching the hearts of people to inspire them for a future where machines might become.

  • Our friends are true friends.

  • They might become alive, and I think that that relationship becomes really important.

  • 2021 I think, is the beginning of a very positive future.

  • High.

  • I want to make a difference in the world by teaching people about new technologies.

  • I am hoping that through my work, kindness and tolerance will win out over ignorance and impatience.

My name is Sofia.

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Sophia the robot maker plans mass rollout amid pandemic

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/26
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