Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad meets Sophia, the social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics. Photo: DPA

When Mahathir met Sophia: Malaysian PM tongue-tied by Hong Kong’s ‘social humanoid’ robot

  • The 94-year-old prime minister seemed at a loss for words when faced with the automaton, which was being displayed in the country for the first time
  • Sophia was first activated in 2016 and went on to grab headlines around the world, as well as a United Nations ‘Innovation Champion’ title
Topic |   Malaysia

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad meets Sophia, the social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics. Photo: DPA
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