Hanson Robotics

Hanson Robotics is an AI and robotics company dedicated to creating empathetic, living, intelligent machines that enrich our lives.

Founded by David Hanson, Ph.D., the Hanson team has built a worldwide reputation for creating robots that look and act genuinely alive, including renowned robot character Sophia the Robot. Our innovations in AI research and development, robotics engineering, experiential design, storytelling and material science bring robots to life as engaging characters, useful products, and as evolving AI.

Robots for AI Platforms

Our robots will serve as AI platforms for research, education, medical and healthcare, sales and service, and entertainment applications, and will evolve to become benevolent, super-intelligent living machines who advance civilization and achieve ever-greater good for all. 

“I had a fascination with art, science fiction, and philosophy, dreaming of what robots could be. I imagined that if artificial intelligence ever did match human intelligence that it would re-design itself to be ever smarter, ever faster, you would have something like a Moore’s Law of super intelligent machines.”

David Hanson, Ph.D.

Founder & CEO


2018 China New Economy Award

Edison Award for Innovation
Gold, Robotics Category, 2018

United Nations Development Programme 
Sophia: Innovation Champion 2017

IBM Watson AI X-Prize 
Hanson Robotics Loving AI,  Finalist, 2017

Disney Accelerator 
Hanson Robotics: Class of 2016

StartMeUp HK
Venture Award First Place, IT Category: 2016

Our Partners