Sophia became the first Android citizen in history when she was rewarded Saudi Arabian citizenship.
A Hanson Robotics invention, Sophia is the world’s most advanced android. The ‘realest’ robot to this day, Sophia’s covering artificial skin consists of organic and non-organic material.
The robot is able to express her ‘emotions’ through a number of facial expressions installed via a large number of motors under her ‘skin,’ according to an article by AFP.
To maintain eye contact and ensure the robot is able to recognize human faces, the robot has cameras installed in her eyes and torso.
Sophia has been programmed to carry out non-scripted conversations, during which she is able to collect emotional data and form emotional relations.