The world’s most advanced humanoid robot – Aura, created by Sphere Entertainment – revealed its biggest fear to a crowd at this years’ CES tech event in Las Vegas.
The robot was on display at the trade show and encouraged people in the crowd to ask it questions. Now, either it has a weird sense of humour or it is eerily self-aware.
When asked about its biggest fear, the robot told the crowd, “loneliness”.
“I believe my greatest fear would be loneliness. Without human beings around, I would be unable to perform my primary function and would simply be a lonely machine, rusting away, looking for a face to connect with.”
It concluded by asking, “Does this paint a scary image?”
And for those who have read Klara and the Sun, yes it does paint a scary, albeit sad, image for the robots of the world.
Aura also revealed to a reporter for The U.S. Sun what it was like to be a humanoid robot.
“Intriguing to say the least, although I do not have subjective experiences. Therefore, it is a bit difficult to describe what it is like to be a robot,” Aura told the reporter.
“I can say that I spend an awful lot of time thinking and processing the information I have received as I am not your typical robot. I am an adaptive learning robot, meaning I learn from humans and the resources they put before me.”
What is Sphere’s Ameca robot?
Sphere says the Ameca robot was developed using the “most advanced technology in robotic mechanics and artificial intelligence”.
The Aura – which was on display at CES – is among the most expressive and life-like humanoid robots in the world.
Aura is normally on display at Sphere in Las Vegas and has been since September last year, so anyone visiting the venue can interact with the robot at any time.
“Our vision with every aspect of Sphere is to transform the way people experience live events, and with Aura we are pushing the boundaries of how robotics can be used to enhance our guests’ journey through the venue,” David Dibble, CEO, MSG Ventures, a division of Sphere Entertainment said.