Written by Abha Goradia
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Published: December 17, 2019 7:26:14 am





Techfest 2019: IIT Bombay to invite ‘world’s first’ robot that can ‘sing, dance and perform on stage’ RoboThespian can be visiting India for the primary time.

Taking the AI (Artificial Intelligence) recreation a step additional, IIT Bombay can be inviting a robot who can “sing, dance and perform on stage” to its annual occasion Techfest. Known to be a speaking robot, it’s replete with physique language and “elegant” actions.

Deemed the world’s first appearing and performing robot, RoboThespian, can be visiting India for the primary time. Manufactured by UK-based organisation Engineered Arts, the robot has been invited to take part within the exhibition themed ‘Da Vincian spectacle: A fusion of art and science’.

The energetic humanoid has been designed for human interplay in a public atmosphere and has “emotion-conveying skills”.

“Two years ago, our festival showcased Sophia, the world’s first robot to receive citizenship, from Saudi Arabia. This is a step ahead. This robot will perform at intervals in the exhibition and might also entertain the audience at a dedicated one-hour session,” stated Siddharth Maniar, the pinnacle of public relations of the pageant.

The 175-cm tall robot, weighing 33 kg, has an aluminium chassis. It is able to actions virtually comparable to people, with some actions dealt with by air muscular tissues and different by servo motors. Through its movement seize software program, the robot can mimic the actions of anybody in entrance of him. It can additionally recognise faces and monitor individuals within the crowd.

It has “LCD eyes that convey emotions and feelings to match words along with emotive LED lighting” in its physique shell.

The robot can also be stated to guess an individual’s age, gender and facial expressions, fluent in 30 languages and can communicate in over 70 sorts of voices.

Techfest will happen at IIT Bombay from January 3 to 5.

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