Firm behind Saudi's humanoid citizen Sophia aims to sell thousands of robots in 2021

The kingdom became the first country to grant citizenship to a robot in 2017, and popular magazine Cosmopolitan also featured the droid on its cover. Sophia thrilled the world with a silicon face which can express human emotions back when it was unveiled in 2016. The firm is now all set to capitalise on a demand for robots to enable contactless service in times of social distancing.

Firm behind Saudi's humanoid citizen Sophia aims to sell thousands of robots in 2021
The kingdom became the first country to grant citizenship to a robot in 2017, and popular magazine Cosmopolitan also featured the droid on its cover. Sophia thrilled the world with a silicon face which can express human emotions back when it was unveiled in 2016. The firm is now all set to capitalise on a demand for robots to enable contactless service in times of social distancing.