Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 August 2019

Spotted: Sophia the Robot at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

The world's most advanced humanoid robot took some time to enjoy the world's fastest rollercoaster

Sophia The Robot was at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi this weekend. AFP
Sophia The Robot was at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi this weekend. AFP

Did you spot her? Sophia the Robot recently uploaded a photo of herself at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi over the weekend. It appears she rode the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster.

Based on her facial expression (which she apparently has more than 50 of), she seems amused by her experience – unlike a co-passenger sat behind her.

Sophia was created by the Hong-Kong based Hanson Robotics and modelled after Audrey Hepburn. She is described as the world’s most advanced humanoid robot.

Sophia was activated in April 2015 and has been making appearances around the world ever since.

She was also the first robot to receive citizenship, from Saudi Arabia in October 2017, and she appeared on the March 2018 cover of Cosmopolitan India.

Sophia tweeted about her visit to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, asking people to "caption this photo", so here are some of the best responses:

... and then finally this gif:

Here's hoping Sophia enjoyed her time in the UAE capital, whether she was able to express it or not with her facial expressions.


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Updated: October 7, 2018 03:35 PM