Many visitors at a recent exhibition in China were greeted by Jia Jia, a humanoid robot who is not only lifelike, but intelligent and quick-witted too. The female robot has been called a 'robot goddess' by her hoards of online fans, and some who met her at a recent exhibition were taken aback by her lifelike appearance. This life-like cyborg is the brain child of Chen Xiaoping and his colleagues at the University of Science and Technology of China, who unveiled the technology today in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province.
Her 'brain', which is essentially a huge online database, is connected to a cloud computing platform that allows her to enhance her ability to process emotions and speech as new data is uploaded. Jia Jia can hold conversations with those who ask her questions and respond in less than a second.
Reports say she is also able to make micro-expressions and recognise the facial expressions of others. See more photos of her below: