Will Smith's Date With Sophia the Robot Gets Awkward Fast

Hhumanoid robot, created by Hong Kong-based robot manufacturer Hanson Robotics, was unveiled last year

By Corinne Heller Mar 29, 2018 7:59 PMTags

Bring yourself online and meet your date, Will Smith.

The actor recently met Sophia, a humanoid robot created by Hong Kong-based robot manufacturer Hanson Robotics, and the two went on a "date."

"I just met Sophia the Robot. She wasn't feelin' me... I guess based on my History with Robots," Smith, who starred in the 2004 film I, Robot, joked on Instagram, alongside a photo of the two.

A video of their "date," which took place at a beachfront property in the Cayman Islands, was posted on his YouTube page on Thursday.

"I've wanted to meet you for a really, really long time. And, you know, being here with you in the Cayman Islands, I gotta say is, uh, I'm feeling a little something," Smith tells Sophia, handing her a glass of white wine.

She offers him an awkward smile in return.

Dating Sophia is like dating Data from Star Trek. She doesn't understand why Will wants to tell her a joke, calling it "irrational human behavior." She also informs the actor that she is not a fan of his old rap music. 

...and Will soon ends up in the Friend Zone.

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Sophia was unveiled last summer.

She then became the world's first cyborg citizen after she was awarded citizenship of Saudi Arabia after she was unveiled at a technology conference in the capital Riyadh.

In January, Sophia walked for the first time, at CES 2018.

"One small step for me - one giant leap for robotkind," read a tweet on her Twitter page.

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