Students of Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai had a privilege of hosting a special guest during the Tech Fest Event 2017. It was the first ever robot Sophia who is granted with a citizenship in Saudi Arabia.
Sophia – The Robot
Sophia the Robot amazed everyone with her attire when she stepped on the stage. She draped an off-white and orange color Saree. She greeted everyone with a “Namaste” and said some words about the superpower of technological and economic emergence of the country as well.
She captured the attention of over 5,000 people during the event where children, collegians, faculties and parents were present. The presence of Sophia created a buzz among students and technology enthusiasts.
During the event, she was asked a lot of questions as people were interested to know about her. She was given a proposal for marriage by an admirer. However, she turned down the proposal by saying: “I will politely decline the proposal. Thank you for the compliment though.”
There was such a huge gathering to catch the glimpse of the robot that organizers had to break the sessions in two different slots to enable the crowd to see the interview.
Sophia is admired for her beauty and is one of the best creation among the Anglo-human robots due to her intelligence.