• Lorri

AI Robotics Hits Prime Time



Hi everyone - here is some fun for your weekend! 


I just had to share this clip from the Tonight Show featuring some entertaining robot stars! In this segment, you’ll see a dog-like robot called the Mini Cheetah do back flips, a bizarre robot backpack called the Tomaton that exists solely to feed you tomatoes on the run, and my personal favorite, Sophia, the world’s best-known robot ambassador.


While I question the value of having a robot that feeds you tomatoes while jogging, it’s undeniable that robots and AI continue to reach astonishing levels of sophistication and usefulness. Hanson Robotics’ Sophia - a social humanoid robot - uses AI, visual data processing and facial recognition technology to imitate human gestures, facial expressions and have conversations.

 

Sophia was originally designed to be a companion to the elderly;  she learns and becomes more sophisticated with every new human interaction. While some have criticized Sophia as a ‘chatbot with a face,’ she has evolved considerably in a short period of tim