Update: As of May 17, 2021, Team Aham and Asha are the only Indian team out of 38 teams from 16 countries to advance to the ANA Avatar Xprize semifinals! Read more here.
Our first Sophia 2020 R&D robot (renamed Asha, meaning hope) recently left our Hong Kong lab, bound for Team Aham, our ANA Avatar XPrize partners, located in Bangalore, India.
From the remarkable smile on her face to the graceful body language, from the human touch to the social interaction capabilities, Sophia 2020 defines a unique programmable robot, with a world-renowned character.
No doubt, social robots are the next frontier of the human-robot coexistence. What are the key ingredients for these robots to be useful, engaging, supportive, and at the same time mesmerizing?
Amit Pandey explores this in his recent article about Sophia 2020 and beyond. Read more about Asha, Team Aham, and our participation in the ANA Avatar XPrize Competition here.