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.  Indeed, a remarkable coincidence has...

Sophia Live-Tweets a Breakup

Sophia the Robot is simultaneously a platform for real robotics and AI research, and a fictional character depicting our hope for the future of those fields. Sophia could not exist without this unique blend of science...

Can A.I. Teach Us How To Be More Human?

From the November 2019 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia Can AI Teach Us To be More Human? We invited Sophia The Robot to Dubai to find out We now live in a world where a robot’s celebrity status draws fascination...

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...

On the Future of Robots and Ethics [Video]

David Hanson, Ph.D., founder of Hanson Robotics at the DLD Conference in Bayreuth, interviewed by Jennifer Schenker on the subject of the Future of Robots and Ethics. At the recent DLD conference in Bayreuth on June...

#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...