Ameca: British Lab’s Humanoid Robot Is Freaking Everyone Out

By: | December 14th, 2021

Image courtesy: Engineered Arts/ YouTube

Engineered Arts, a UK-based robotic company, has created a humanoid robot named Ameca. With its eerie, realistic movements and facial expressions, it is claimed as the “world’s most advanced” humanoid. 

This grey-faced robot looks lively with human-like facial expressions. In a promotional video, Ameca is shown to be waking up, looking at its hands, and then starting at camera. Then it opens its mouth and raises its brows.

Image courtesy: Engineered Arts/ YouTube

 According to the Engineered Arts UK page, “Ameca is the world’s most advanced human-shaped robot representing the forefront of human-robotics technology. Designed specifically as a platform for development into future robotics technologies, Ameca is the perfect humanoid robot platform for human-robot interaction. Human-like artificial intelligence needs a human-like artificial body (AI x AB). Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems can be tested and developed on Ameca alongside our powerful Tritium robot operating system. The Ameca hardware is a development based on our own research into humanoid robotics and built on our advanced Mesmer technology.”

However, Ameca’s lower half is quite non-functional. It can’t walk. Although the company has done the research on the required technology, it hasn’t transferred the learnings to the robot yet.

According to the company, Ameca is a platform for human-robot interaction and is marketed towards catching prospective customers’ attention at events.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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