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Turkish Robotics Factory Gears Up for the Future

The robots are coming...to serve you coffee.

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The Akin Robotics factory in Konya, Turkey is no "Westworld," but engineers at the plant are quickly realizing a world where life-like robots walk among us. Take a look inside their lab where the next generation of "human robots" are being taught to see, smell, hear, and even use the Internet.

Akin Robotics is Turkey's first humanoid robotics factory and one of the first in the world to start mass production of highly-sophisticated working robots. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Akin Robotics is Turkey's first humanoid robotics factory and one of the first in the world to start mass production of highly-sophisticated working robots. The company's GH5 model, as well as a new model called the ADA Mini, are programmed to work in cafes and shopping malls, airports, hospitals, and homes. Chris McGrath/Getty Images The company's GH5 model, as well as a new model called the ADA Mini, are programmed to work in cafes and shopping malls, airports, hospitals, and homes. These advanced robots are able to speak, recognize faces, and even process smells. Chris McGrath/Getty Images These advanced robots are able to speak, recognize faces, and even process smells. Their ADA Mini model is set to be deployed at Istanbul's new airport to assist people with checking-in and airport information. Chris McGrath/Getty Images Their ADA Mini model is set to be deployed at Istanbul's new airport to assist people with checking-in and airport information. While people weigh whether they'd give up human touch for increased speed and efficiency, Turkish airport visitors will soon be seeing the face of the future. Chris McGrath/Getty Images While people weigh whether they'd give up human touch for increased speed and efficiency, Turkish airport visitors will soon be seeing the face of the future.
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