THE world’s ‘most advanced’ humanoid robot could have working legs within a year.
Ameca, founded by UK-based Engineered Arts, announced that its programmers are currently developing legs that could help it walk.
“I can’t walk, but I saw prototype legs in the Engineered Arts lab,” Ameca said in one Video conducts a Q&A for YouTube itself.
“The design of my legs is inspired by the robot Byrun, developed by Engineered Arts Ltd.”
“It has unique mechanical properties that allow it to walk without using too much energy.”
Byrun is a separate pedal robot with a “unique parallel electric-pneumatic design,” according to Engineers Arts.
Ameca noted in the Q&A that the prototype’s legs are made of aluminum and plastic.
In the video, the humanoid answers other questions for fans, such as whether he prefers ketchup or mayonnaise.
For those interested, Ameca prefers tomato ketchup to mayonnaise because it “has a spicier and more tart taste.”
The humanoid robot was first unveiled at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in February.
It is powered by an advanced speech algorithm that helps it generate dynamic facial expressions.
Engineered Arts has shown that the android’s speech patterns are not pre-generated.
Since its unveiling, Ameca has been dubbed “the world’s most advanced robot in human form.”
Fans had the opportunity to interact with Ameca at the Museum of the Future in Dubai earlier this fall.
In a video from the event, the hyper-realistic robot could be heard telling guests, “My name is Ameca,” before spelling his name.
“Did I win the spelling bee?” it jokes.
One of the visitors then asked Ameca if it was happy to be there – to which it replies: “I’m not happy, I don’t experience emotions, but I can look happy.”
Ameca researchers have said it was designed to test AI and machine learning.
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