Saudi's first-ever robot citizen just took her first steps during the 50th Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Hanson Robotics, a Hong-Kong based startup which created Sophia, partnered up with experts at the University of Las Vegas to develop the robot's legs ... allowing Sophia to take her first steps.
"We're really aspiring for Sophia to help people in medical applications, therapy, medical assistance and by giving her a body then that means that Sophia can help to learn to work with us in factories and help us around the home," said David Hanson, founder of Hanson Robotics, according to EuroNews.
"Eventually, we expect that she will be truly alive and with us in our world helping people on a daily basis," he added.
A team of scientists and engineers have been working on developing Sophia with adjustments to algorithms, enabling her ability to smile and blink.
The processor, which serves as her brain, is capable of "facial and speech recognition, natural language processing, speech synthesis and a motion control system," according to EuroNews.
"Our AI team is really aspiring to use Sofia as a platform for achieving human-level general intelligence, that's creativity, the ability to dream and imagine, the ability to have compassion," said Hanson.
"And that's another way that the physical body is really important. So, the machines can understand what it means to feel human through embodiment, compassion, to feel with us."