Hanson Robotics Will Build Thousands Of Robots Like Sophia To Fight The Pandemic
With the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, the need for artificial intelligence and especially robots has started to increase. Hanson Robotics has announced that they will go into mass production for thousands of robots; including the humanoid robot Sophia they have developed.
The new robots in question will serve in many areas from healthcare to retail. Sophia‘s creator, David Hanson believes robots can connect and assist customers in many areas, including industries such as airports.
Sophia, who made a statement in the laboratory where it was produced in Hong Kong; said the following thanks to her superior artificial intelligence; “Social robots like me can take care of patients or the elderly. Even in difficult situations I can help communicate, provide therapy and provide social stimulation.”
Hanson Robotics is not the first company to launch a robot to fight the epidemic. In the past months, a company called SoftBanks Robotics has started using a robot called Pepper that can detect people who do not wear masks. A Chinese-based company called CloudMinds helped establish a field hospital in which robots work. Hanson Robotics announced that they will be mass-producing thousands of robots, including Sophia and Grace, and will be available later this year. Also, don’t forget to check our other news here.