Sophia the robot walks for the first time
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Sophia the robot walks for the first time

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[MUSIC] It's one small step for Sophia, one giant leap for robotkind. This is Sophia the robot taking her first steps, she's even got some sweet dance moves up her sleeve. Has skin called frabber, helps it look life like and have human expressions. She can blink, turn her head and smile but she has over 60 different facial expressions. Now she's even more human like thanks to legs from DRC-HUBO, that's the same body that won the DARPA robotics challenge in 2015 Her legs allow her to walk potentially run and climb stairs like the [INAUDIBLE]. She can then move through a human like environment, use human like tools. These legs have a maximum speed of 30 centimeters per second which is around 0.6 miles an hour It doesn't seem particularly fast now, but her creators told me that one day they hope she'll play soccer. Now she has a body, Hanson Robotics says she has applications in medical therapy, factor co-work situations and research. It's gonna take many years for the machines to be truly alive. So Sophia has opinions on many different topics, including Star Wars and cryptocurrency, but her responses are partially scripted and partially AI. So conversation can be a little bit stilted. Tell me what it was like to take your first steps. [MUSIC] I'm really excited. A little disoriented but really excited. [MUSIC]

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