A Russian manufacturing company has released a scheme to mass-produce life-like robots for anyone to purchase.
The company, 'Promobot', is selling the robots called Robo-C as a companion.
It plans to use the robots as personal assistants and companions and hopes they will be able to be used for education purposes.
The Robo-C has a neck and torso and can look like any person on this earth.
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Promobot, Aleksei Iuzhakov said in a statement: "Everyone will now be able to order a robot with any appearance — for professional or personal use."
- Keep working, human: A robot is not coming to take your job, report finds
- The job apocalypse myth: Why robots probably won't steal your job
- New global research centre to boost agri-robotics development
The robot cannot walk but is able to copy human expressions, move it’s eyes, eyebrows and muscles all while maintaining a conversation.
The robot has over 600 facial expressions and will be able to "communicate and answer" questions by studying the "original".
Iuzhakov said "we open a huge market in service, education and entertainment. Imagine a replica of Michael Jordan selling basketball uniforms and William Shakespeare reading his own texts in a museum?"
The company already has several private orders and hopes the clones will remove the barrier between human and robot interaction.