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Company Offers Nearly 90 Lakh Rupees If You Sign Up to Have Your Face on Robots

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The unnamed tech company has even offered to pay around rupees 91 lakhs to anyone, who agrees to have his face masked on these robots, designed to act as "virtual friends" to elderly people.

  • News18.com
  • Last Updated: October 26, 2019, 12:29 PM IST
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In a "Bad-sci-fi plot", a tech company is looking for a 'kind and friendly' face to be put on thousands of robots worldwide.

The unnamed tech company has even offered to pay around rupees 91 lakhs (100,000 pounds) to anyone, who agrees to have his face masked on these robots, which are being designed to act as "virtual friends" to elderly people.

The "unusual request" was forwarded to Genuique.com, a mechanical/industrial manufacturing firm, by the privately-funded robotics company as they are looking for the 'finishing touch' to the "state-of-art humanoid robot".

Genuique.com stated, "This is not our usual remit of request, which is why we’re making this public appeal to try and find the right person. The designer knows that this is a big deal, and has agreed a fee of £100,000 to license the rights to the right face."

The details of the company were not put out due to a non-disclosure agreement. However, the anonymity is also preserved due to the ‘secretive’ nature of the project.

In a post shared on Twitter, Rowland Manthrope, a technology correspondent said that it's a bad-sci-fi plot".

Signing up to have your face put on robots around households is indeed an "extremely big decision" and this didn't go down well with Twitterati.

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