The British company “Engineered Arts” has published another video of its humanoid robot Amek, which recently became famous for being a robot that displays the most accurate human expressions ever.
While the previous video showed the robot waking up from a deep sleep, the new video shows him fully awake, and at one point he is even obviously “offended” by the intrusion into personal space.
The humanoid robot first follows the movements of the engineer’s hand in front of his face, then frowns and with a disgusted expression grabs the engineer’s hand and pulls it away from his face. Thus he showed a clearly human trait, and that is the reaction to the disturbance of personal space.
“This is even starting to scare us,” they wrote in the video’s description.
Ameka for Eyes has high-resolution cameras that scan her surroundings and react accordingly, and she can smile, blink routinely, breathe in shock, scratch her nose, or even compete eye-to-eye with a man.
The robot is still unable to walk, and PDF files on the Engineered Arts website show that all of Ameka’s movements are currently limited to the upper body, although the company plans for the robot to walk.
“The modular architecture allows for future upgrades, both physical and software, to enhance Ameka’s capabilities, all without the need to buy a new robot,” said Engineered Arts.
Although she appears to be conscious, due to her detailed expressions and movements, Ameka is not equipped with full artificial intelligence. Instead, the robot can be seen as a platform for other companies to develop their own artificial intelligence software.
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