Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 02:46 pm
The pandemic has increased the need for robots and opens up new opportunities for the industry
Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics, which created the humanoid robot Sophia, which was the first robot to receive citizenship in 2017, plans to roll out four models’ mass production by the end of this year, including Sophia.
The creators of the Sophia robot are planning its mass introduction in a pandemic
Sophia’s creators believe the pandemic has increased the need for such robots and opens up new industry opportunities.
“The COVID-19 world will need more and more automation to keep people safe,” said David Hanson said, Founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics.
He expressed confidence that robotic solutions to combat the pandemic are not limited to healthcare but can also help customers in retail and airlines.
Hanson said he intends to sell “thousands” of robots in 2021, both large and small, without naming a specific number.
“The robots Sophia and Hanson are unique in that they are human-like,” he added. “It can be beneficial in times when people are terribly lonely and socially isolated.”