Hanson Robotics

Jules

Custom Character Robot

Activated in 2006 and debuted at the Wired Nextfest that year, Hanson Robotics and partner Personality Forge created Jules for the University of West England in Bristol. Still in residence at UWE, Jules incorporates a number of advanced technologies that make him an eerily realistic and conversant android, including natural language AI, computer vision and facial tracking and recognition. Like all Hanson Robotics androids, his face employs multiple servo motors beneath his Frubber® skin, allowing for a full range of emotional facial expressions and reactions.