Robots: Tech firm will pay you £150,000 to use your face on its ROBOTS

Can you apply? The tech company will pay a brave volunteer £150,000 to use his face on robots that will work in hotels, malls and airports by 2023

  • Promobot is a robotics manufacturer, famous for its frighteningly realistic robots
  • She is looking for someone with a cute and friendly face to use in her bot assistant
  • The company is offering a whopping £150,000 ($200,000) to the brave volunteer, who must be willing to transfer the rights to use his face forever.










The idea of ​​lending your face to a robot may sound like the plot from an episode of Black Mirror, but it could soon become a reality.

Robotics manufacturer Promobot is searching for a face for its next humanoid robot, which will be used in hotels, malls and airports from 2023.

The company is offering £150,000 ($200,000) to the brave volunteer, who must be willing to transfer the rights to use his face forever.

Robotics manufacturer Promobot is searching for a face for its next humanoid robot, which will be used in hotels, malls and airports from 2023

The company is offering a whopping £150,000 ($200,000) to the brave volunteer, who must be willing to transfer the rights to use his face forever.

The company is offering a whopping £150,000 ($200,000) to the brave volunteer, who must be willing to transfer the rights to use his face forever.

Could you be the next robot face?

In its latest campaign, the tech company is looking for someone with a “cute and friendly” face to use in the assistant robot.

While Promobot specified that a volunteer should have a “nice and friendly” face, it is open to requests from people of any gender and age.

Promobot is a New York based robot manufacturer, best known for its frighteningly realistic robots.

Its bots are already in use in 43 countries, and they work across a range of roles including administrators, promoters, consultants, mentors and concierge.

Promobot said: “Our company develops technologies in the field of facial recognition, as well as speech, autonomous navigation, artificial intelligence and other areas of robotics.

Since 2019, we have been actively manufacturing and supplying humanoid robots to the market.

“Our new customers want to launch a large-scale project, and for that, they need to license a new bot appearance to avoid legal delays.”

In its latest campaign, the tech company is looking for someone with a “cute and friendly” face to use in the assistant robot.

In its latest campaign, the tech company is looking for someone with a face

In its latest campaign, the tech company is looking for someone with a “cute and friendly” face to use in an assistive robot.

While Promobot specified that the volunteer must have a face

While Promobot specified that a volunteer should have a “nice and friendly” face, it is open to requests from people of any gender and age.

The robot was operated by an unnamed US company, and will be used in airports, malls and retail stores across North America and the Middle East.

“The robot with a new appearance will start its activities in 2023, and the face of the specified person will become the appearance of this robot,” Promobot explained.

While Promobot specified that a volunteer should have a “nice and friendly” face, it is open to requests from people of any gender and age.

Promobot hasn't said why it's trying to use a real face, rather than choosing a computer-generated face — just like the famous robotic Sophia.

Promobot hasn’t said why it’s trying to use a real face, rather than choosing a computer-generated face — just like the famous robotic Sophia.

Promobot hasn’t said why it’s trying to use a real face, rather than choosing a computer-generated face — like the famous human-like robot Sophia.

This isn’t the first time a robotics manufacturer has offered to pay someone for face rights.

In 2019, a little-known robotics company offered a reward of £100,000 to a volunteer for using his face.

Speaking at the time, AI and robotics expert Kate Devlin wondered why a real face would be used.

“I’m great with everything robot friendly, btw,” she said. But I can’t see why a) she needs a realistic human face; and b) why it should be the face of a real person.

MailOnline contact Promobot for more information on how people will submit, and when the winner will be announced.

Who is Sophia the Robot?

In October 2017, Sophia obtained Saudi citizenship

In October 2017, Sophia obtained Saudi citizenship

Sofia debuted in 2016 as a super-intelligent, human-like head with a realistic face that can blink, look from side to side, and talk.

Created by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics, the human-like robot can chat, smile mischievously, and even tell jokes.

The robot made history in October 2017 when she became a legal Saudi citizen.

This trick made Sophia the first robot in the world to be granted legal citizenship.

While Sophia has some pretty awesome abilities, she doesn’t yet have consciousness.

Hanson Robotics claims that fully conscious machines could emerge within a few years.

Sophia herself insisted that “the positives outweigh the negatives” when it comes to AI.

“Older people will have more company, and children with autism will have infinitely patient teachers,” Sophia said.

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