Unveiled in 2016 and Granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia back in 2017, Sophia is one of the most media-friendly robots of the last few years
Hanson Robotics Limited, based in Hong Kong, said four models, including Sophia, would start rolling out of factories in the first half of 2021, just as researchers predict the pandemic will open new opportunities for the robotics industry.
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Hanson Robotics believes they can help not only the health care sectors of the world, but the retail and airline industries as well.
According to a report by the International Robotics Federation, worldwide sales of professional service-oriented robots had already increased by 32% between 2018 and 2019 to $11.2 billion.