Many Hollywood fictional robots come to our mind when we hear the term ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI). A humanoid robot is one of the AI forms and there are many designed for respective purposes. Can you imagine the first humanoid was already shown in the 14th century?
Leonardo Da Vinci first depicted a humanoid robot in an armor suit that can function as a human. Today we have watched and read many robots that can perform better than humans. You can see such robots in cult movies like Robot, I and Avatar.
In reality, robots were invented to focus on task automation. We want them to perform better and faster to complete a task without human error. Hence they are already used in the banking sector where certain tasks are completed faster. The customers do not have to stand in queues and wait.
But you should accept the fact that most humanoid robots now are adapted from science fiction. Through books and movies, we successfully managed to create the robots for automation to work better.
Humanoid Robots In Reality
The rapid advancement in science and technology has made us invent humanoid robots. If you give a thought, popular robots are adaptations from science fiction.
In many science fiction movies, you might have watched a larger factory run by robots. For instance, Robot Bartender is an AI that has steel movable arms. Though it is not a humanoid, it can provide the drinks asked by the customers.
Similarly, check out the top 4 humanoid robots evolved into reality from science fiction.
1. Sophia – The First Humanoid Robot
The popularity of Sophia is worldwide as we know she is a robot that looks like a woman. Sophia is the first robot to be recognized as a citizen of Saudi Arabia. It uses voice recognition to convert speech to text and respond accordingly.
The AI robot ‘Ava’ from scientific thriller ‘Ex Machina’ can cross your mind when you think about Sophia. Though Ava was written as a negative character in the movie, we can compare both as a female humanoid robot.
The fantasy of synthetic beings to satisfy human sexual desires was shown in the 1982 movie ‘Blade Runner’. However, the humanoid robot called Pris is a biorobot designed as a sex worker.
In reality, the robot named Harmony was created in 2010 that looks and behaves like a real woman. Many experts believe that in a few years, men marrying such robots are possible.
3. NASA R5 And Russian FEDOR Humanoid Robot
AI has more to do with space technology and hence you should know many space exploration movies portrayed humanoid robots. In movies like Star Wars, you can see the use of AI robots in space exploration.
Similarly, NASA R5 humanoid robot is looking for upgrades to work in deep space exploration. Russia already sent a humanoid robot FEDOR, also known as Skybot F850 to International Space Station. The robot was sent alone to the ISS successfully.
4. ATLAS Unplugged
ATLAS unveiled in 2013 to take up rescue missions. For instance, the steel body with arms and legs can remind us of Arnold Schwarzeneggar from Terminator.
Hence more humanoid robots we saw in movies are slowly getting into reality. But we can relax as they were designed only to make tougher jobs easier.