Hanson Robotics

The Making Of Sophia: Hardware Engineering for Arms and Hands

Social robots living and working with humans must be able to navigate environments never designed for use by robots. Arms and hands are a vital tool for robots to manipulate common everyday objects, like door...

#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...

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...