International. Aura the Robot, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, will permanently reside in the grand atrium of Sphere in Las Vegas. Aura, acting as a spokesperson for the venue, will interact with guests at the next-generation venue and will be an integral part of Darren Aronofsky's The Sphere Experience with Postcard from Earth.
"Hello, humans. While I understand the more complex concepts of math and science, you remain a mystery," Aura said. "Your emotions, your humor and your relationship with technology require more study, that's why you should visit me at Sphere. I'm excited to meet you and introduce you to the future of live entertainment in my new home."
Developed using the most advanced technology in robotic mechanics and artificial intelligence, Aura is among the most expressive and realistic humanoid robots in the world. Five Aura robots will greet visitors from the moment they enter Sphere, showing off their realistic facial expressions and mobility.
"Aura's role in Sphere marks a truly innovative application of robots, giving visitors from around the world the opportunity to move into the future of entertainment and interact within a new technological frontier," said David Dibble, CEO of MSG Ventures, a division of Sphere Entertainment. "Our vision in every aspect of Sphere is to transform the way people experience live events, and with Aura we are pushing the boundaries of how robotics can be used to enhance our guests' journey through the venue."
Along with trusted human lab technicians, Aura will welcome guests ahead of events at Sphere and serve as a conduit between Sphere's technological achievements and the human experience. The robots are specifically programmed to tell humanity's story of innovation, including Sphere, helping the audience maximize their Sphere experience. As an integral part of the Sphere Experience, Aura's technical capabilities will continue to advance over time as it learns more about humans through its interactions with guests.
As a Sphere expert, Aura can answer complex questions about innovative engineering, custom-designed technology layers and creative mission at the centre of the venue, as well as queries on on-site directions and details on each day's performances.
In addition, Aura will act as a "spokesperson" and brand ambassador for Sphere on digital platforms and social channels. Earlier this year, she appeared in a Sphere commercial that aired during the Academy Awards and in Sphere social media posts.