Sophia, the Robot that Will Destroy All Humans

By on March 29, 2016 // Inventions & Tech // 2 Comments

Hanson Robotics, spearheaded by one Dr. David Hanson, are behind some of the most fascinating (and creepy) human-like robots in existence. Now, Hanson has mixed one part Audrey Hepburn with one part his own wife to create a new robot that seems rather excited about destroying humanity: Sophia.

His wife’s named Sophia, by the way.


Image: YouTube

If you watched the video until the end, you may have noticed a curious exchange between the robot and its creator: “Do you want to destroy humans?” Hanson asked Sophia, jokingly, “Please say no.”

“Okay, I will destroy humans,” she responded with a smile.


Image: YouTube

Well, we’re doomed.

Here’s How Sophia Will Destroy You

All joking aside, Sophia is a pretty advanced robot. As you can see in the photos and video, she looks more or less human, and is able to respond to questions and, as Tech Times reports, emote with 62 total facial expressions. She also has cameras in her eyes.

One of the things I found most interesting, actually, is that she also smiles with her eyes, just like people do.

So when the Robot Apocalypse finally arrives, the destruction of humanity might be terrible for us, but at least the robots will be able to look happy about it.

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Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. He manages Stranger Dimensions in between changing aquarium filters and reading bad novels about mermaids.

  • Bubbles

    I didn’t see the “smeyel” like you did. In fact, I perceived the opposite. I saw that while the “skin” around her mouth and eyes crinkled like a human’s does, her eyes did not have the spark that I see when a human smiles happily.

    • Rob

      Yeah, I was just talking about the animation. Sophia definitely isn’t alive.

      …yet. :O