An incredibly life-like robot was unveiled this week at the annual Summer Davos Forum.
Jia Jia, as she is known, stood near the entrance of the exhibition hall greeting visitors.
The robot, who deserves more than just one double take, was dressed in traditional Chinese dress complete with hairpin and hairstyle.
The brainchild of Chen Xiaoping and his colleagues at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC); Jia Jia can not only talk but can also distinguish between the male and female sex as well as person's age.
China is currently expanding it's robotics industry with sights set on major european companies, such as a record $5.1 billion bid for pioneering German automation company Kuka.
A World Robotics report revealed, by 2018 China will account for more than one-third of the industrial robots installed worldwide in an historic race towards automation.