The ‘world’s most advanced’ humanoid robot can now wink, purse its lips and wrinkle its nose

The Ameca humanoid robot can be seen winking, pursing his lips, frowning, and smiling in a mirror after receiving an upgrade to his facial expression capabilities.

The android received 12 new facial actuators, basically a component of a machine that controls movements, and the robot showed off its capabilities in front of a mirror in a video posted on YouTube.

Ameca, which is a product of UK-based Engineered Arts and billed as the “world’s most advanced” humanoid robot, was previously seen grabbing a researcher’s hand in a video because it had entered his “personal space”.

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The Ameca humanoid robot can be seen winking, pursing his lips, frowning, and smiling in a mirror after receiving an upgrade to his facial expression capabilities.

The Ameca humanoid robot can be seen winking, pursing his lips, frowning, and smiling in a mirror after receiving an upgrade to his facial expression capabilities.

Ameca, which is a product of UK-based Engineered Arts and advertised as the humanoid robot

Ameca, which is a product of UK-based Engineered Arts and billed as the “world’s most advanced” humanoid robot, was previously seen grabbing a researcher’s hand in a video because it had entered his “personal space”.

The robot resembles the machines in Will Smith I’s hit Robot, and has also been seen interacting with humans at various tech conferences.

“Designed specifically as a platform for the development of future robotic technologies, Ameca is the perfect humanoid robotic platform for human-robot interaction,” writes Engineered Arts on its website.

‘We focus on bringing you innovative technologies that are reliable, modular, upgradeable and easy to develop.’

Ameca’s latest update prompted a variety of comments from YouTubers, including several who said it was “mind-blowing” or “incredible” work.

“Designed specifically as a platform for the development of future robotics technologies, Ameca is the perfect humanoid robotics platform for human-robot interaction,” according to UK-based Engineered Arts.

Ameca's latest update prompted a variety of comments from YouTubers, including several who said it was work

Ameca’s latest update prompted a variety of comments from YouTubers, including several who said it was “mind-blowing” or “incredible” work.

“Ameca’s expressions are also much more realistic,” says a YouTube user. “Combine Ameca with the mobility abilities of Boston Robotics and Ameca will be walking, moving and talking like a human in no time (I’d guess by 2024).”

Another user says: 'That brow lift at the end was such a nice touch.  I can't wait to see it when the robots take over.

Another user says: ‘That brow lift at the end was such a nice touch. I can’t wait to see it when the robots take over.

‘Compared to the Sophia robot, my money would definitely be on Ameca. She is far ahead of Sophia and is developing many times faster. Compared to 3 years ago, Sophia has only made minor progress,” one user writes.

Ameca’s expressions are also much more realistic. Combine Ameca with the mobility abilities of Boston Robotics and Ameca will be walking, moving and talking like a human in no time (I’d guess by 2024).

Another user says: ‘That brow lift at the end was such a nice touch. I can’t wait to see it when the robots take over.

“More expressions than the average Hollywood actor and actress,” another user jokingly writes.

The company writes that “artificial intelligence and machine learning systems can be tested and developed at Ameca” alongside its robotic operating system.

Of the earlier development where the bot moved the researcher’s hand, the firm said: ‘Ameca reacts when things enter its ‘personal space’.

The robotics space is set for a shake-up as Elon Musk's Tesla will unveil a prototype of Optimus, a humanoid robot designed for home and industrial uses, at AI Day on September 30 in Palo Alto, California.

The robotics space is set for a shake-up as Elon Musk’s Tesla will unveil a prototype of Optimus, a humanoid robot designed for home and industrial uses, at AI Day on September 30 in Palo Alto, California.

‘This is even starting to scare us in Engineered Arts and we’re used to it!’

The robotics space is set for a shake-up as Elon Musk’s Tesla will unveil a prototype of Optimus, a humanoid robot designed for home and industrial uses, at AI Day on September 30 in Palo Alto, California.

‘Tesla’s bots are initially positioned to replace people in repetitive, boring and dangerous tasks. But the vision is that they serve millions of households, such as cooking, mowing lawns and caring for the elderly,” Musk wrote in the essay published in China Cyberspace magazine.

The tycoon explained that the android, which will have human-like limbs and features, was deliberately designed that way.

“The Tesla Bot is almost the height and weight of an adult, can carry or pick up heavy objects, walk quickly with small steps, and the screen on its face is an interactive interface to communicate with people.

‘You may be wondering why we designed this robot with legs. Because human society is based on the interaction of a bipedal humanoid with two arms and ten fingers.

“So if we want a robot to adapt to its environment and be able to do what humans do, it needs to be roughly the same size, shape, and capabilities as a human,” Musk explained.

The CEO confirmed that he plans to focus on improving the bot’s intelligence and solving the problem of large-scale production after revealing a prototype next month.

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