Top robot firm will pay Brit £150k to use their face on all its androids

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A Tech firm is offering a volunteer £150,000 – to use their face on its robots.

US company Promobot said it is seeking someone with a “kind and friendly” face to be used on a humanoid robot-assistant.

The person has to transfer the rights to use their facial features. The gizmos will work in hotels, shopping malls and airports by 2023.

It has been compared to Netflix sci-fi series Black Mirror and 1997 film Face/Off starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage.

Promobot said: “A robot with a new appearance will start its activities in 2023, and a selected person’s face will become this robot’s appearance.”

It added: “Our company is developing technologies in the field of facial recognition, as well speech, autonomous navigation, artificial intelligence and other areas of robotics.

“Since 2019, we have been actively manufacturing and supplying humanoid robots to the market.

“Our new clients want to launch a large-scale project, and as for this, they need to license a new robot appearance to avoid legal delays.”

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The role is open to applications from people of any gender and age.

It means you could have your face on the robot in airports, malls and stores across North America and the Middle East.

The New York-based company’s cyber creatures are already being used in 43 countries working across a range of roles including promoters, guides and concierges.

It comes after an unnamed robotics firm offered a £100,000 reward to a volunteer for the use of their face in 2019.

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In 2017, Sophia became the world’s first robo-being to be granted legal citizenship.

She has a super-intelligent human-like head that was able to blink, look from side to side and talk.

The invention, created by Hong Kong firm Hanson robotics, can chat, smile and even tell jokes.

Sophia became a legal citizen of Saudi Arabia.

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