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Company Is Going To Pay Someone $280K To Put Their Face On Robots

They received over 20,000 applications and the client has decided to suspend the request collection.

Credit: Promobot

Robots can be creepy but this idea makes it better, right?

Promobot, which calls itself as a producer of “autonomous service robots for business”, is gearing up to launch a new line of human-looking robots… but they want them to have a friendly face, of course.

The tech firm was looking for a human donor who’s willing to sign over the rights to their appearance for use as the robot’s face. They are also forking over $280,000 to that person, too.

Here’s what they were looking for:

Applicants should have a “kind and friendly” face and needs to be over the age of 25 years old. The winning applicant will have their face digitally scanned and will need to “dictate at least 100 hours of speech material” to provide the robot’s builders with a copy of their voice.

“Our company is developing technologies in the field of facial recognition, as well speech, autonomous navigation, artificial intelligence and other areas of robotics,” Promobot’s website reads. “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.”

Credit: Promobot

The application process has ended but it looks like they’re not quite finished looking for a “friendly face.”

“The Promobot company wants to say thanks to everyone who responded to participation in the project. Today we have received over 20,000 applications and our client has decided to suspend the request collection. We want to say thanks to all participants. Everyone who didn’t have time to submit an application, please no worries, we will have more projects in the future. Subscribe to our instagram and stay tuned.”

Keep an eye out for future opportunities on their site. Who knows… maybe your face will be on thousands of robots in the future.

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Matt Sterner

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