The humanoid robot named Yangyang showed facial expression during its demonstration at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2015 in Beijing, China, April 29, 2015.
Around 40 motors control its face to form delicate facial expressions, according to its creators, US-based Hanson Robotics.
The machine was dressed in a long red coat, and was able to move its head, raise its hands and speak – fooling many into thinking it’s a real woman.
The creepy creation is the latest advancement in robotics that are swiftly becoming all-too-human.
An early version of a machine called Han made headlines because it was sculpted to look like Albert Einstein, complete with a bushy moustache and a shock of white hair.
The android was produced jointly by China’s Shanghai Yangyang Intelligent Robot Science Service Centre and Japanese professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, with the aim of popularizing robotics among the young.
In March it was announced that the IBM-developed artificial intelligence engine Watson would be integrated into Japan’s humanoid robot Pepper to make it smarter and more empathetic.
Pepper, developed by French robotics company Aldebaran and Japan’s mobile phone operator Softbank, will go on sale in Japan later this year.
Not everyone is excited to have humanoid robots.
Watch Yangyang at the conference in the video below.
Last year Stephen Hawking warned that future creations could become eerily similar to Skynet and might in fact lead to the extinction of all mankind.
“The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race,” Hawking told the BBC. “It would take off on its own, and redesign itself at an ever-increasing rate.”
Prof. Hawking added:
“It would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn’t compete, and would be superseded.”
The famed physicist and cosmologist was speaking at a press conference in London.
Earlier this month, an android called ChihiraAico was installed as a receptionist at a department store in Tokyo.