Ever wanted an army of identical robotic counterparts and even get paid for the privilege ? Now you can!
Promobot, which describes itself as a producer of “autonomous service robots for business”, is certainly no stranger to the field of robotics having previously featured in the news with its limited, though impressive IR77 robot (which looks like something out of a sci-fi movie from the 1980s), as well as its far more realistic ‘Alex’ robot which even served as a news anchor on a Russian TV channel.
Now the company is looking to take things one step further by creating ultra-realistic robots that will be used to interactive with customers in hotels, airports and shopping centers in countries across the world within as little as two years.
To this end, the firm is now looking for a human ‘donor’ who is willing to sign over the rights to their appearance for use as the robot’s face for a fee of $280,000 USD.
Applicants should have a “kind and friendly” face and will also need to be over the age of 25.
All genders and races will be considered, so pretty much anyone old enough can apply.
The winning applicant will have their face digitally scanned and will need to “dictate at least 100 hours of speech material” to provide the robot’s builders with a copy of their voice.
They will also need to sign over the use of their appearance “for an unlimited period”.
“Our company is developing technologies in the field of facial recognition, as well speech, autonomous navigation, artificial intelligence and other areas of robotics,” Promobot’s website reads.
“Our new clients want to launch a large-scale project, and as for this, they need to license a new robot appearance to avoid legal delays.”