Introducing: Russia's government humanoid
The robot is designed to look and act
like a female clerk
which helps to issue legal certificates
and replaces a registry office employee
(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) VISITOR, ALEXANDER ZANIN, SAYING: "To be honest, it scared me at first, it looks sort of odd, but anyway it's ok to communicate with."
The bot's facial features were generated
using AI which analyzed the appearance
of several thousand women
It can recreate over 600 facial expressions
(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) PROMOBOT COPR. CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR, OLEG KIVOKURTSEV, SAYING: "It has active mechanics which use servomotors for operation, in one face there are more than 40 of those, which is necessary to copy human emotions in full. This robot also has a set of microphones for speech recognition, a camera for facial recognition, and a screen to show what is going on. For instance, it has copied a document, and it demonstrated that and so on."