You Can Now Get a Robot Clone of Anyone From This Russian Startup
A startup company in Russia called Promobot is beginning to sell some pretty unique robots, and the weird part is they can look like anyone. “Everyone will now be able to order a robot with any appearance – for professional or personal use,” says the Chairman of Promobot’s Board of Directors, Aleksei Iuzhakov during a press release, “imagine a replica if Michael Jordan selling basketball uniforms and William Shakespeare reading his own texts in a museum.”
The Robo-C from Promobot isn’t mobile, but it’s torso and neck have three degrees of mobility according to their website. Its facial features have about eighteen moving parts in it, which allows this android to produce six hundred micro-expressions, and the AI can do over 100,000 speech modules.
“The Key moment in development is the digitization of personality and the creation of individual appearance,” says co-founder Oleg Kivokurtsev during a CNBC interview, “As a result, digital immortality, which we can offer our customers.” The company is now taking orders for the current Robo-C and has already begun building four more robot clones.
One of these robots will be stationed in a government building and performing several different functions, including scanning and verify passports. A different robot is headed to a robot exhibition as a clone of Albert Einstein. Another two bots according to CNBC will be clones of the mother and father in a Middle Eastern family, which is buying them so…and I kid you not… use them to greet guests.