China’s Museum Making Lifelike Customizable Humanoid Robots.

A museum in China has taken a page out of science fiction and is creating lifelike robots with veins in their legs and goosebumps on their skin. The EX Future and Science Museum in the Chinese city of Dalian shows off advanced forms of robotic technology aimed at making robots as customizable and lifelike as possible. 

According to a tour of the museum’s research and design center published by the Chinese state-linked media channel CGTN, the technicians at the museum can scan features and limbs to create dynamic 3D robots.

China has in recent years taken steps forward in the artificial intelligence industry, even creating lifelike and wildly popular AI idols to helm marketing campaigns. The country also deployed a host of robots during the Beijing Games, with robotic chefs preparing meals and robotic “waiters” lowering food onto tables.