Tech firm will pay you £100,000 to use your face on its robots

The idea of lending your face to a robot may sound like the plot from an episode of Black Mirror , but it could soon become a reality.

An unnamed robotics firm is searching for the human face of its new robots – and will even pay the successful applicant £100,000 for the privilege.

The firm has contacted geomiq.com to help find a ‘kind and friendly’ face for the robots, which will be used as ‘virtual friends’ for elderly people.

A spokesperson for Geomiq said: “At this point we’re not allowed to share any more details about the project, but we’re hoping that someone with the right face will get in touch as a result of this public appeal.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the right person; let’s hope we can find them.”

The robots are set to go into production next year and will be ‘readily available’ to the public, according to Geomiq.

It added: “We know that this is an extremely unique request, and signing over the licenses to your face is potentially an extremely big decision.”

The request has been heavily criticised on Twitter , with technology reporter Rowland Manthorpe even calling it a ‘bad sci-fi plot’.


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