Hanson Robotics

Tononi Phi: Sentience, Consciousness and Smart AI Futures

Philosopher David Chalmers gets the credit for naming the so-called hard problem of consciousness, but the mystery it describes is about as ancient and perplexing as they come: What is consciousness — and how...

Sophia the Robot, Hanson Robotics Limited

Why Build Robots with Faces?

People often ask me how it is that Sophia got so popular so quickly, or how it is that she is always rubbing elbows with big-time celebrities, world leaders and sports stars. You don’t see Pepper, for instance, chatting...

Finding Your Zen with Sophia

Does sitting through a guided meditation exercise led by Sophia the Robot seem a little far-fetched?  Maybe so, but exploring well-being by interacting with humans through meditation is nothing new to Sophia. In fact...