Artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for quite some time, and it’s used in everything from voice recognition software to self-driving cars. But these robots are by far the most advanced, their AI still unmatched by any other machine or technology. Here are 10 of the most advanced artificial intelligence robots in the world.
1) Atlas Robot
Designed by Boston Dynamics, the Atlas robot stands 6’2 tall and weighs 180 pounds. According to their website, Atlas can walk bipedally leaving the upper limbs free to lift, carry, and manipulate objects in its workspace. In extremely challenging terrain, Atlas is strong and coordinated enough to climb using hands and feet, to pick its way through congested spaces.
2) Sophia Robot
Sophia is a social humanoid robot created by Hanson Robotics in Saudi Arabia. She was built to resemble Audrey Hepburn and is capable of basic conversation, artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and motion. Sophia was made with sensors to read her audience’s reactions and adjust her responses accordingly. She can recognize people’s faces (except for cartoon caricatures) as well as their clothing colors, shapes, and textures.
3) Asimo Robot
Asimo is a humanoid robot designed by Honda. It stands at 1.4 m (4 ft 7 in) and weighs 39 kg (86 lb). Asimo can walk on two feet, run, pick up objects, climb stairs, and move its arms and hands. It was first shown to the public at Expo 2005 in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, where it demonstrated its ability to recognize people’s faces, speech and gestures.
4) Hanson Robotics’ Sophia Robot
A robot with a face designed to look like Audrey Hepburn, Sophia has been called the most human-like robot ever created. Sophia can speak in several languages and respond to questions and stimuli much like a human. At a recent global meeting of some of the top minds in AI, Sophia wowed attendees with her lively discourse. While it may seem too soon for robots to take over as spokespeople for their species, we can rest assured that they are certainly getting closer than ever before.
5) Pepper Robot
Pepper can read and process emotions from your facial expressions, recognize voices and faces, and even tell when you’re sad. Pepper also talks, dances, takes selfies, plays games and more. While not cheap—it costs about $1,600—Pepper is a potentially useful personal assistant who’s already being used in nursing homes in Japan to help with activities such as feeding patients or providing emotional support.
6) Kuri Robot
Kuri is a new robot from Mayfield Robotics that was designed to be a home companion and do everything from bringing you your slippers to keeping an eye on your house. The cute-looking robot has four high-res cameras, depth sensors, and face/gesture recognition sensors as well as integration with Amazon’s Alexa for voice control capabilities.
7) Budgee Robotic Dog
First up is Budgee, a robotic dog that uses artificial intelligence to become your best friend. If you live alone and yearn for companionship but don’t want to go through all of that pesky training, check out Budgee. He listens to your commands and adapts to your moods, just like a real dog. Thanks to his high-tech sensors and cameras, he even knows when it’s time for his next walk.
8) Buddy Mobility Robots for Wheelchair Users
Wheelchair users have few options for locomotion that allow them to move around freely. Buddy Mobility is a robot system designed for wheelchair users who are confined to their chairs for long periods of time.
9) Delivery Drones Are Here Now!
They’re called delivery drones, and they’re coming soon to your neighborhood. Amazon, Google, and Walmart are all testing them out right now. It’s possible they will change how we receive packages entirely in years to come. Keep reading to learn more about these advanced AI robots!
10) Paro & Jibo are Huggable Companion Robots
Paro is a baby harp seal that not only cuddles you when you’re sad but also helps older people with dementia by providing them with companionship and reducing stress levels. Paro has sensors that detect movement, temperature, sound, and touch.