Hanson Robotics’ Einstein

Hanson Robotics’ Einstein learns about emotions, at UCSD Machine Perception Lab. A hyper-realistic Einstein robot at the University of California, San Diego learned to smile and make facial expressions through a process of self-guided learning. The UC San Diego researchers used machine learning to empower their robot to learn to make realistic facial expressions.

Philip K. Dick Android

The android portrait of Philip K. Dick–an intelligent, evolving robotic recreation of the sci-fi writer who authored VALIS, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, UBIK, and many other masterworks. By resurrecting PKD as an android, we seek to realize genius-level AI with compassion and creativity. While we have a long way to go, even the [...]

Hanson Robotics in the Smithsonian

Hanson Robotics was honored in the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial, 2007-2009.

Hanson Robotics Alice-Eva

This robot serves cognitive robotics research at the famous MIRA-lab at the University of Geneva, starting as part of the INDIGO cognitive robotics consortium, in which Hanson Robotics was a founding member. The INDIGO consortium won over $6M Euro in EU funding, and its collaborative research resulting in ground-breaking robots and open-source software, and numerous [...]

Hanson Robotics in collaboration with David Byrne

Hanson Robotics in collaboration with David Byrne, in “Souls and Machines” at the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid.

Jules at Nextfest

Hanson Robotics’ Jules robot, shown at WIRED Nextfest 2006. Jules had naturalistic eye saccades, conversational interactivity, and a full range of humanlike facial expressions. We built Jules for the University of the West of England, but tested Jules with our own software first, before shipping Jules. Since then, Jules has served numerous science and development [...]


BINA48 BINA48 is a humanoid robot, consisting of a bust-like head and shoulders mounted on a frame, developed by Hanson Robots and released in 2010. BINA48 was modeled after Bina Aspen through more than one hundred hours in compiling all of her memories, feelings, and beliefs. BINA48 engages [...]

Philip K. Dick


Philip K. Dick PKD was conceived in late 2004, when Dr. Hanson brought together a team of artists, designers, programmers, engineers, and literary scholars to blend state-of-the-art artificial intelligence, robotics, sculpture and software into a life-size android, capable of looking, sounding and yes, even thinking like [...]


Diego-san We developed machine-learning methods to analyze face-to-face interaction between mothers and infants, to extract the underlying social controller used by infants, and to port it to Diego-san. We then analyzed the resulting interaction between Diego-san and adults. With high definition cameras in the eyes, Diego-san [...]