UK Startup Claims It Will Pay You $100K to Use Your Face on Robots

UK Startup Claims It Will Pay You $100K to Use Your Face on Robots

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Think you have the face that robots are made of? Then you may be exactly what UK startup Geomiq, which makes design and manufacturing workflow tools, is purportedly looking for.

The company, which launched in 2017, claimed in a blog post this week that it will pay £100,000 or $111,420, to use a person's "kind and friendly" face in a line of robots an anonymous company is developing. The face chosen will be reproduced on what Geomiq said could be thousands of versions of the robot released across the globe.


The company making the robots remains anonymous

"A few weeks ago we were approached by a robotics company asking if we could help it with the finishing touches of a state-of-the-art humanoid robot it’s been working on. Details of the project are scarce due to a non-disclosure agreement we’ve signed with the designer and his investors," Geomiq wrote in the blog. "Obviously, this is not our usual remit of request, which is why we’re making this public appeal to try and find the right person. The designer knows that this is a big deal, and has agreed to a fee of £100,000 to license the rights to the right face."

Geomiq wouldn't name the company it's working with other than to say it's privately-funded and that the robot's job will be to act as a virtual friend of the elderly. Geomiq said the production of the robot is slated for 2020. Candidates who make it through the initial screening will be given the full details of the project.

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