A piece of art created by the humanoid robot Sophia has been sold for $688,000 as an NFT.
According to a report by Reuters on Thursday, the robot’s self-portrait sold for nearly $700,000.
BTC PEERS had earlier reported that Sophia the Robot created the first-ever humanoid robot NFT. It was scheduled to drop on March 23. 24 hours later, an unknown collector spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to acquire the token.
Sophia’s art was largely inspired by Italian digital artist Andrea Bonaceto. The robot combined elements from the artist’s works with her own physical drawings. Titled “Sophia Instantiation,” the digital art shows the evolutions of Bonacetor’s portrait into Sophia’s digital painting. The 12-second mp4 file is also accompanied by a physical artwork that was painted by the robot on a printout of the self-portrait.
Commenting on the sale, David Hanson, the founder of Hanson Robotics said:
I was kind of astonished to see how fast it shot up too as the bidding war took place at the end of the auction. So it was really exhilarating and stunning.
Hanson Robotics is the company behind the humanoid robot. Sophia the Robot was activated in 2016 and has even received citizenship in Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.