Berti is less than two years old but will help scientists develop artificial intelligence outstripping anything previously seen before.
The robot, created by Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Elumotion, a robotics firm based in Bath, is greeting the public at London's Science Museum.
It was created to mimic human gestures as part of a study into how humans react to lifelike robots.
It's not far away in the future when humans and robots will live together. And the research of artificial general intelligence is gathering speed in the last years so if you have some doubts about that you live in interesting time, now is the moment to give this a second thought.