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.