World’s first robot citizen makes India debut at IIT Bombay. On Saturday, the world’s first robot citizen, Sophia, made her first India appearance at the IIT Bombay’s cultural extravaganza Tech Fest. The most awaited event at the IIT Bombay for all tech lovers turned somewhat disappointing with the first humanoid Robot to get citizenship, Sophia, malfunctioned during its speech at the Tech-Fest in the institute . As the crowd of over 3000 people waited with baited breath, Sophia, draped in a sari began its demonstration, answering the initial few questions smartly and impressed the audience with her wits. However, after the initial questions, she stopped responding to questions. When the anchor asked her opinion about spending so much money on robots when there are so many issues she just stopped talking.
The organisers then announced that they would have to stop the event due to a technical issue. As the crowd was about to leave the hall, the organisers then said that they would resume in a while. When the programme finally started again, Sophia was back to talking amidst much cheer from the crowd. The organisers also arranged a second slot as there was a huge queue outside the auditorium to watch Sophia. This is the debut visit of Sophia to India after getting a country’s citizenship.
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