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PublishDate: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 09:31

US robot company offers $200,000 to use volunteer’s face for robot

A US robot manufacturer said it will offer $200,000 to volunteers to allow the company to use their face on its robots that will work as assistants for airports, hotels, and shopping malls.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_, which is making new realistic robots, said that the volunteers should be willing to transfer the rights to use of their face forever.

“The condition regarding appearance is set due to the project specifics as the robot will function as a consultant within crowded places. Gender and age do not matter,” Promobot said in a statement.

“Our company is developing technologies in the field of speech and facial recognition, , and artificial intelligence, among other areas of .”

“We have been actively building and supplying to the market. Our new clients want to launch a large-scale project,” the statement added.

By Monday afternoon, however, Promobot had closed the application process, noting it had received over 20,000 applications.

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