Yes, you’ve read that right: robot photographer is a thing. Eva Photography Robot was launched in February current year by servicerobots.com and this month, Eva made her debut at a wedding in Warwickshire, UK.
You might well have heard of Sophia, a humanoid robot built by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. Although she’s not a human, she resembles one in more than just facial features. She interacts with people, she can reportedly recognize faces, and she can mimic 62 human facial expressions. So how do you photograph something (or someone) that so closely resembles a human, yet isn’t actually a real human?
Italian-born photographer Giulio Di Sturco had a chance to take portraits of this humanoid robot and her expressive silicone face. But even more than that: he was granted exclusive permission to explore the story behind Sophia and the lab where she was made.
If there’s one thing you can say about DJI, it’s that they’re pretty much leading the way in every field they choose to enter. They control 70% of the drone market and their new Ronin-S gimbal has received much praise. Now they’re looking to build a new futuristic headquarters in Shenzhen, China.
DJI has teamed up with leading architectural firm Foster + Partners to design the new HQ, which is comprised of a pair of towers, joined together by a giant sky bridge. As well as allowing transport between the two towers, the new bridge is designed to show off new drone technology. They’ll also hold formal product launches in a new DJI theatre.