“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.”
Whoever succeeds in the application process won’t just have to take a few selfies - they will instead have to take a 3D model of their face and body for the robot’s external features. Then they will have to dictate at least 100 hours of speech material to copy the voice which will then be used by the machine to communicate with customers.
They also have to “sign a license agreement” that allows “the use of your appearance for an unlimited period”.
Promobot already uses robots in 43 countries, working in roles including administrators, promoters, consultants, guides and concierges.
They are hoping to launch their new human robots in hotels, shopping centres and airports in North America and the Middle East from 2023.