A creepy new robot has been revealed in China this week – showing lifelike expressions that mimic that of a human. “Yangyang” was presented at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Bejing with the aim of getting younger people interested in studying robotics. Dressed in a long red coat, the android can move its head, raise its hands and speak – fooling many into thinking it’s a real woman. The machine was produced at the Yangyang Intelligent Robot Science Service Centre and gave a demonstration of its range of emotions at the show. The eerie creation is the latest advancement in robotics that are swiftly becoming all-too-human.
A humanoid robot named “Yangyang” smiles during its demonstration at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2015 in Beijing, China, April 29, 2015. The android was produced jointly by China’s Shanghai Yangyang Intellegent Robot Science Service center and Japanese professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, with the aim of popularising robotics among the young. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)
A combination photo shows a humanoid robot named “Yangyang” making facial expressions during its demonstration at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2015 in Beijing, China, April 29, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)