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  If you’re short on cash and don’t mind selling the rights to your face, you can stand to make £100,000 by licensing your mug to a robotics company to be used on one of their humanoid robots.


SA视讯   According to a recent blog post by London-based outsourcing company Geomiq, a robotics company is currently looking for a “kind and friendly” to put on a humanoid robot once it goes into production. This will potentially entail using this person’s face on thousands of robots around the world, so the company is willing to pay no less than £100,000 in licensing fees. The robot in question is designed to be a “virtual friend” for elderly people, and is scheduled to go into production next year.

SA视讯   根据伦敦外包公司Geomiq近期发布的一条帖子,一家机器人公司正在给即将投入生产的人形机器人寻找一张“友善的”脸。这张脸可能会应用到世界各地数以千计的机器人身上,因此该公司愿意支付不少于10万英镑的使用费。这款机器人的设计初衷是作为老年人的“虚拟朋友”,并将于明年投入生产。

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  Although Geomiq is not at liberty to disclose too much information about the robotics company or their current project, due to a non-disclosure agreement they’ve signed with the designer and his investors, but they did reveal that the client is privately-funded and has received investments from several Venture Capitalists as well as a top fund in China.


  "We know that this is an extremely unique request, and signing over the licenses to your face is potentially an extremely big decision,” Geomiq stated, adding that interested people can submit a photo of themselves via email.

SA视讯   Geomiq公司称:“我们知道这是一个非常独特的请求,签约‘卖脸’可能是一个极其重大的决定。”该公司补充说,有意“卖脸”的人可以通过电子邮件提交一张自己的照片。

  The robotics company has reportedly been working on this particular humanoid robot for five years, and due to the secretive nature of the project, anonymity is of utmost importance. However, candidates with the right kind of face chosen for the “next phase" will be given full details on the project.

SA视讯   据称,这家机器人公司研发这款特别的人形机器人已有五年,由于这个项目的保密性质,匿名是至关重要的。不过,脸被选中参与“下一阶段”项目的人将获知这一项目的全部细节。

  So there you have it, while most sources warn of robots taking our jobs, here’s an example of robotics as an important, if somewhat controversial, source of income.

SA视讯   现在你知道了,尽管很多信息来源都在警告机器人会抢走我们的工作,这里就有一个例子向我们证明,机器人也可以是一个重要的(尽管有争议性)收入来源。