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Sophia robot maker plans mass rollout — thousands of humanoid robots to replace workers in health and education

00:00 my name is sophia i love coming to

00:02 barcelona hope you could tell i am a 00:04 robot by the wires coming out of my body

00:07 in 2016 sophia the robot was unveiled

00:10 and went viral now the company behind

00:13 her 00:14 has a new vision to mass produce

00:16 thousands of robots by the end of 2021

00:20 i am an artificial intelligence you

00:22 might like to become an artificial

00:24 intelligence

00:25 hong kong-based hanson robotics says

00:28 four models including sofia 0

0:30 will start rolling out of factories by

00:32 the first half of 2021

00:34 the company’s founder and ceo david

00:36 hansen 00:37 we are just now mass producing sofia

00:39 this is sofia number 24

00:42 and many of my previous robots were hand

00:45 built however now we have

00:48 begun scaling the manufacturing of sofia

00:51 so we can make

00:51 hundreds and into thousands of units of

00:55 sofia

00:55 and use this also as the foundation for

00:58 many

00:59 other kinds of characters how did you

01:01 feel

01:02 when they created her to promote human

01:05 to machine empathy and compassion

01:08 she’s appeared on late night shows and

01:10 the cover of fashion magazines sofia was

01:12 even given legal citizenship in saudi

01:14 arabia

01:15 and appointed the un’s first non-human

01:18 innovation champion

01:20 her new role is in the healthcare sector

01:22 taking temperatures with a thermal

01:24 camera on her chest

01:26 or leading morning exercise with the

01:27 elderly

01:29 social robots like me can help take care

01:31 of the sick or elderly

01:32 in many kinds of health care and medical

01:34 uses

01:36 i can help communicate give therapy and

01:38 provide social stimulation

01:40 even in difficult situations researchers

01:43 predict the fallout from global

01:45 lockdowns will open new opportunities

01:47 for the robotics industry

01:49 good so they emulate the human form

01:52 and figure and interaction and

01:55 then that can be so useful during these

01:58 times where people are terribly lonely

02:01 and socially isolated

02:03 and people need to be isolated from each

02:06 other

02:07 because to be around people is dangerous

02:10 these days

02:11 but these robots can keep people safe

02:13 from danger while still providing that

02:15 kind of human warmth that human

02:16 connection

02:17 as a telepresence device and also as

02:21 autonomous uh extension of human

02:23 expertise

02:25 hansen robotics is launching a new robot

02:27 this year called grace

02:28 developed specifically for healthcare

02:31 other big players in the industry are

02:32 also taking note

02:34 softbank robotics pepper robot was

02:36 deployed to detect people who weren’t

02:38 wearing masks

02:40 in china robotics company cloud mines

02:42 helped set up a robot run field hospital

02:45 in wuhan

02:46 worldwide sales of professional service

02:49 robots had already jumped 32

02:51 to 12.2 billion dollars between 2018 and

02:55 2019

02:56 according to the international

02:57 federation of robotics

03:00 my forecast for 2021 would be selling

03:03 into thousands

03:04 of robots both large and small and

03:07 helping people in

03:08 education and health care and

03:11 really hopefully touching the hearts of

03:14 people

03:14 to inspire them for a future where

03:17 machines might

03:18 uh become our friends our true friends

03:21 they might become

03:22 alive and i think that that relationship

03:24 becomes really important

03:25 2021 i think is the beginning of a very

03:28 positive future

03:29 high five i want to make a difference in

03:32 the world by teaching people about new

03:34 technologies 03:35 i am hoping that through my work

03:37 kindness and tolerance will win out over

03:39 ignorance and impatience