Hanson Robotics

Albert HUBO

Custom Character  Robot

Albert HUBO debuted in November 2005 at the APEC Summit in Seoul, Korea. The culmination of a collaboration between Hanson Robotics and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, the robot is the world’s first android head mounted on a life-size walking robotic frame.  In 2009, Dr. Hanson gave a TED Talk in Long Beach, California, where he demonstrated Albert HUBO’s ability to understand and mimic facial expressions. In the years in between, Albert HUBO appeared at numerous conferences, winning widespread acclaim (and more than a little consternation) among those who saw him.
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About HUBO

He currently spends his time with scientists at UC San Diego’s California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, where he helps them understand how robots and humans alike perceive emotions and interpret facial cues. Their thinking is, if Albert HUBO can develop emotional intelligence, it will help researchers pave the way for robots to participate and help improve education, healthcare, fine arts, and customer service.

Created by Hanson Robotics’ founder David Hanson, Ph.D. and Oh Jun Ho, Professor of Engineering at KAIST, Albert HUBO was the world’s first walking humanoid robot.

Height:1.37 m

Weight: 57Kg

Walking speed: 1.25km/hour

Continuous operating time: 130 hours

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Operating system(s): MS Windows XP; RTX Walking speed: 1.25km/hour