Hanson Robotics

Professor Einstein

Consumer Robot

Activated in 2005, Albert HUBO is the joint creation of Hanson Robotics founder David Hanson and KAIST researcher Prof. Ho Jun Oh. It was the world’s first walking humanoid robot. It was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s announcement of his special relativity theory. Combining KAIST’s HUBO body with an expressive, human-like Hanson Robotics humanoid head, the end result was a robot that stood 137cm high and weighs some 57Kg.

The head incorporates Hanson’s patented Frubber® material, allowing for a soft fleshlike skin that is controlled by 28 facial servo motors and three neck motors. As with other Hanson Robotics humanoids, Albert HUBO is capable of a wide range of humanlike facial expressions. Some 35 motors are placed throughout the torso, legs and arms, allowing for human-like body motions, as well.