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Engineered Arts Ameca Robot - Has Anyone Checked for a Hidden, Red Chest Light?

Engineered Arts - Ameca Robot in an apocalyptic wasteland.
Engineered Arts, Ameca Robot. I mean, it doesn't look
out of place in an apocalyptic wasteland, right?

It's been a while since I checked in to see how our robot overlords are coming along. While Engineered Arts Ameca Robot is not new by this point I haven't yet written about it in the context of what happens once they attach laser guns to it and teach it to say "Dead or Alive, you're coming with me."

While Ameca may look the part in photos, fortunately it can't actually walk... yet. However from the waste up it has very natural, human like movement, most impressively with its extremely natural human face.

See it in action in the video below.

Ameca is built as an Artificial Intelligence, Human/Robot learning platform and, while it does contain 'intelligent' systems to control its various functional body parts, it doesn't contain any kind of true A.I. that would make it sentient. Engineered Arts are leaving it up to Universities and other A.I. researchers to apply their systems to Ameca.

The Wired video below gives you a little more information about how Ameca was made.

Going even further, by taking a glimpse into the future and possible A.I. that could be combined with Ameca, the Cold Fusion video below gives an insight into the current state of humanoid robots, more information on how Ameca works, and includes a demonstration of one of the most advanced A.I. software systems to date.

iRobot - Sonny NS-5.
iRobot - Sonny NS-5.

No doubt, if you're familiar with movie robots you'll be getting some iRobot vibes from Ameca as the Sonny NS-5 robot in that film is a very close approximation.

Fortunately Ameca isn't even close to that robot's capability as yet so, for the moment, we're fine if anyone had ideas to hand one a laser gun and told it to 'protect humanity'.

That said, Ameca can connect to networks like the internet wirelessly so it's probably only a matter of time before all the commercially sold Ameca units have their chest light up red with a sudden desire to impose a curfew on its human creators.

Maybe Engineered Arts should quit trying to make Ameca walk, just to be on the safe side.

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