A Conversation With Ameca — The Humanoid Robot

Frank Diana
2 min readSep 20, 2022

Ameca has already proven to be an impressive demonstration of state-of-the-art humanoid robots, with her uncanny ability to contort her face into extremely believable, human-like expressions, ranging from disbelief to disgust. Now, thanks to the power of GPT 3, Ameca is able to converse as well, in an impressive extension of what modern robots are capable of.

VICTOR TANGERMANN — THEY PUT GPT-3 INTO THAT ROBOT WITH CREEPILY REALISTIC FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND YIKES

I recently saw an article that once again shows the amazing advancement of humanoid robots. The article makes a point of saying that nothing in the video below is pre-scripted. Ameca uses a speech synthesizer and OpenAI’s GPT 3 to produce human-like text. In answering a question about the role of humanoid robots, Ameca said this:

There are many possible applications for humanoid robots,” she said. “Some examples include helping people with disabilities providing assistance in hazardous environments conducting research and acting as a companion.

VICTOR TANGERMANN — THEY PUT GPT-3 INTO THAT ROBOT WITH CREEPILY REALISTIC FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND YIKES

The pauses that you see reflect the processing required: processing the speech input, generating the answer and processing the text back into speech. Slowly, then suddenly.

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Frank Diana

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