A Qatar university has installed a robotic receptionist, which talks in English and Arabic, and which will soon be able to read human facial expressions when new upgrades are installed, ArabianBusiness.com reports. The new roboceptionist, which is named HALA, has been installed at the reception of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. “We are in the process of designing a new body that will make her more portable. If and when we do so, we will be able to take her into the community,” Majd Sakr, Associate Teaching Professor of Computer Science at CMU-Q said.

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