Yangyang is a female robot that looks incredibly human. People saw the android display\u00a0some amazingly convincing expressions during a demonstration at the GMIC (Global Mobile Internet Conference) in Beijing on Wednesday.\u00a0Yangyang also speaks and does other human-like things.\r\n\r\nInstead of muscles, which humans use to control facial movements, Yangyang has about 40 motors, which according to its creators, Hanson Robotics, produce\u00a0delicate facial expressions.\r\n\r\nDressed in a long red coat, the robot moved its head, spoke, and raised its hands \u2013 duping several people around her into believing she was a real woman.\r\n\r\n\r\nYangyang can display a range of facial expressions and can speak, move her head, and raise her hands to greet people in an almost human-like way. (Image:\u00a0GMIC)\r\nYangyang is one of several robots today that appear to be eerily human.\r\n\r\nAn earlier version of what Hanson Robotics claimed was the first ever walking robot with realistic human-like expressions was Albert Hubo, whose facial expressions, thanks to the company\u2019s FrubberTM material, made you think you were looking at a live Albert Einstein.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nYangyang was created jointly by Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, part of the Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University, Japan, and China\u2019s Shanghai Yangyang Intelligent Robot Science Service Centre.\r\n\r\nThey say they created the robot because they want to make robotics more popular among young people.\r\n\r\n\r\nMany US media outlets say Yangyang looks very much like former Governor of Alaska\u00a0Sarah Palin.\r\nSome scientists wary of intelligent robots\r\n\r\nMany scientists across the world are concerned about human-like robots and artificial intelligence.\r\n\r\nIn February, the University of Oxford quoted the eminent British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, Stephen Hawking who wondered whether artificial intelligence (AI) might not one day bring about the destruction of human civilization, or threaten our very survival.\r\n\r\nIn a BBC interview, Prof. Hawking said, after talking about an upgrade to the technology he uses to communicate, which uses a basic form of AI:\r\n\r\n\u201cThe development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.\u201d\r\n\r\nHe explained that while, so far, the primitive forms of AI we have developed have proved extremely useful for humans, he fears the consequences of creating something that could one day surpass human intelligence.\r\n\r\nProf. Hawking added:\r\n\r\n\u201cIt would take off on its own, and re-design itself at an ever increasing rate. Humans, who are limited by slow biological evolution, couldn\u2019t compete, and would be superseded.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nVideo \u2013 Artificial Intelligence\r\nComputer scientists and roboticists often use the term 'AI.'\u00a0AI or Artificial Intelligence refers to programs that software engineers created that make computers, robots, and other devices 'smart.' In other words, they designed them to think like us (humans) and also to behave like us.