Hanson Robotics

Sophia 2020 and Beyond

ANA Avatar XPrize and the Next Frontier in Social Robotics  While most of us have faced unprecedented challenges in 2020, we’re happy to report that it’s been an extraordinarily great year for Sophia the Robot...

The Making of Sophia:  How Sophia Draws

The Making of Sophia: How Sophia Draws

Introduction Hanson Robotics stands out in a crowded field of competitors because it works at the intersection of robotics, technology and artistry. While concepts of art and design are an afterthought in many AI...

The Making of Sophia: Rolling Base

Introduction Mobile robotics is a subfield of robotics focusing on locomotion, or robots that are not fixed to a single location. This can include home robots or delivery and transportation robots that move supplies...

The Best of #SophiaAsks

We love Sophia’s social media fans for many reasons.  But we especially appreciate her followers for adding to the #SophiaAsks conversations, where Sophia turns the tables (vs. #AskSophia) and explores various...

#AskSophia Top Ten Q&As

If you follow @RealSophiaRobot on Twitter and Facebook, you know we launched an ongoing Q&A series called #AskSophia earlier this year. The idea behind this is to allow our followers to ask top-of-mind questions...

The Making of Sophia:  Frubber®

The Making of Sophia: Frubber®

The new breed of social robots designed to interact with humans and other robots demands that these machines be highly effective communicators. Research has shown that as much as 55% of human-to-human communication is...

The Making of Sophia: Sophia’s Legs

Why a Robot Needs Legs In the field of social robotics, a robot must be able to function in a human world designed by humans, including navigating stairs, steps, and uneven floor coverings. Social robots must also be...

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...