An software specialist from Ranchi claims to have created the world’s first Hindi-speaking humanoid robot (video above). The inspiration, of course, is Sophia, the world’s first robot with both Artificial Intelligence and citizen status.

According to the proprietor of Lotus Communication, Ranjit Srivastava, Rashmi the robot uses AI, facial recognition systems and linguistic interpretation to pick up the “feeling of conversation” and elicit appropriate responses.

The Hindustan Times reported that it took Srivastava two years and a meagre Rs 50,000 to create Rashmi. “It will take one month more to give it complete shape of a human,” Srivastava told the newspaper. “Head and body have been developed and they are functioning properly. Process is on to add hands and legs to it.”