The First Robot That Behaves Like A Human

Deep inside a Cornwall warehouse, a pair of eyes are watching your moves very closely. They don’t belong to a human, much less to an animal. They belong to a genial robot who longs to crack jokes and sing funny songs. Designed by robot manufacturing company Engineered Arts in England, RoboThespian, as this robot is called, represents the future of robotics–and maybe business in general. The human-sized machines, priced roughly between $83,000 and $92,000, were created with museum tour guides in mind, reports the Guardian. And for good reason–they’re natural performers. “It is really tedious for someone to stand in a space and repeat the same information all day every day,” said Engineered Arts founder Will Jackson. “It was ripe for automation.”

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