Hanson Robotics

AI and Robotics Research

Hanson Robotics is at the forefront of technology showcasing the fascinating intersection between robots and humans.  Our science and research team focus on broad, yet also specific disciplines that support this mission such as artificial intelligence, materials science, robotics hardware development, psychology, narrative research, art, and even deeper philosophical areas.

Upending the Uncanny Valley

Abstract Although robotics researchers commonly contend that robots should not look too human-like, many art-forms have successfully depicted people and have come to be accepted

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Publications
Iklé, Matthew, Arthur Franz, Rafal Rzepka, and Ben Goertzel, eds. Artificial General Intelligence: 11th International Conference, AGI 2018, Prague, Czech Republic, August 22-25, 2018, Proceedings. Vol. 10999. Springer, 2018
2018
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Kolonin, A., Goertzel, B., Duong, D. and Ikle, M., 2018. A Reputation System for Artificial Societies. arXiv:1806.07342, 2018.
2018
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Goertzel, Ben, Julia Mossbridge, Eddie Monroe, David Hanson, and Gino Yu. "Humanoid Robots as Agents of Human Consciousness Expansion." arXiv preprint arXiv:1709.07791 (2017)
2017
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Goertzel, Ben. "A Formal Model of Cognitive Synergy." In International Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, pp. 13-22. Springer, Cham, 2017.
2017
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Everitt, Tom, Ben Goertzel, and Alexey Potapov. “Artificial General Intelligence.” Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence. Springer, Heidelberg (2017).
2017
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Goertzel, B., et al. “Loving AI: Humanoid Robots as Agents of Human Consciousness Expansion (summary of early research progress).” Cornell University Laval (2017): 1-16.
2017
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Goertzel, B. “From abstract agents models to real-world AGI architectures: Bridging the gap.” International Conference on Artificial General Intelligence. Springer, Cham, 2017.
2017
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Lian, R., Goertzel, B., Vepstas, L., Hanson, D. and Zhou, C., 2017. Symbol Grounding via Chaining of Morphisms. arXiv:1703.04368, 2017
2017
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Goertzel, B. “Infusing advanced AGIs with human-like value systems: Two theses.” Journal of Evolution and Technology 26.1 (2016): 50-72.
2016
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Steunebrink, B., Wang, P., Goertzel, B. Artificial General Intelligence. Springer, 2016.
2015
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Hoorn, J.F., Konijn, E.A., Germans, D.M., Burger, S. and Munneke, A. The In-between Machine. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence-Volume2 (pp. 464-469). SCITEPRESS-Science and Technology Publications, Lda. 2015.
2015
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Bergman, M., Zhuang, Z., Hanson D,. Heimbuch B,. McDonald M, Palmieroa A, Shaffera R, Harnish D, Husband M, Wander J. “Development of an Advanced Respirator Fit-Test Headform”, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 11(2). 2014. pages 117-125.
2014
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Goertzel, B., Hanson,. D, Yu, G., “A Roadmap for AGI for Humanoid Robotics”, ICRA Hong Kong, AGI for Humanoid Robotics, Workshop Proceedings, 2014.
2014
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Habib A, Das S, Bogdan IC, Hanson D, Popa D, “Learning Human-like Facial Expressions for the Android Philip K. Dick”, ICRA 2014, Hong Kong, AGI for Humanoid Robotics, Workshop Proceedings, 2014.
2014
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Hanson, D., The Need for Creativity, Aesthetics, and the Arts in the Design of Increasingly Intelligent Humanoid Robots, ICRA Workshop on General Intelligence for Humanoid Robots, 2014.
2014
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Hanson, D. “Progress toward EAP actuators for biomimetic social robots.” Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) 2013. Vol. 8687. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2013.
2013
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Hanson D, Human emulation robot system, US Patent 8,594,839, 2013.
2013
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Hanson D. “Intelligent, Embodied Animation–when art comes to life, literally,” Annual Conference for the Society for Animation Studies, hosted by the USC School for Cinematic Arts, 2013.
2013
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Hanson, D. “Progress towards EAP Actuators for social robots“, SPIE ElectroActive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), San Diego, 2013.
2013
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Diprose, J. P., et al. “How people naturally describe robot behaviour.” Proceedings of Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2012.
2012
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Goertzel, B. “Should humanity build a global AI nanny to delay the singularity until it’s better understood?.” Journal of consciousness studies 19.1-2 (2012): 96-111.
2012
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Hanson, D., Mazzei, D., Garver, C., De Rossi, D., Stevenson, M., ”Realistic Humanlike Robots for Treatment of ASD, Social Training, and Research; Shown to Appeal to Youths with ASD, Cause Physiological Arousal, and Increase Human-to-Human Social Engagement”, PETRA (Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environment), 2012.
2012
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Hanson, D., De Rossi, D. “HEFES: An Hybrid Engine for Facial Expressions Synthesis to Control Human-Like Androids and Avatars”, The Fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2012.
2012
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Ranatunga, I., Torres N., Stevenson M., Patterson R., Hanson D., Bugnariu N., Popa, D. “RoDiCA a Human-Robot Interaction System for Early Diagnosis of Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorders”, IROS, 2012.
2012
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Hanson, D. “Robotics in the World of Entertainment.” Bulletin of the American Physical Society 56 (2011).
2011
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Hanson, D. “Robotics in the World of Entertainment”, American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, 2011 adsabs.harvard.edu, March 21-25, 2011.
2011
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De Garis, H., Shuo, C., Goertzel, B. and Ruiting, L. A world survey of artificial brain projects, Part I: Large-scale brain simulations. Neurocomputing, 74,1-3, (2010), pp. 3-29.
2010
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Goertzel, Ben, et al. “A world survey of artificial brain projects, Part II: Biologically inspired cognitive architectures.” Neurocomputing 74.1-3 (2010): 30-49.
2010
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Vepstas, L. “Structure in linguistics.” International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 15.3 (2010): 363.
2010
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Bar-Cohen, Y., Hanson, D. The coming robot revolution: Expectations and fears about emerging intelligent, humanlike machines. Springer Science & Business Media, 2009.
2009
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Hanson, D., et al. “Zeno: A cognitive character.” AI Magazine, and Special Proceedings of AAAI National Conference, Chicago. 2009.
2009
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Hanson, D., Baurmann S., Riccio, T., Margolin, R., Dockins, T., Tavares, M., Carpenter, K., “Zeno: a cognitive character, ” AI Magazine, and special Proc. of AAAI National Conference, Chicago, 2009.
2009
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Germans, D.M., et al. “Measuring in virtual reality: a case study.” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 57.6 (2008): 1177-1184.
2008
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Hanson D., Priya S. “An Actuated Skin for Robotic Facial Expressions, NSF Phase 1 Final Report”, National Science Foundation STTR award, NSF 05- 557, 2006-2007.
2007
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Hanson, D., et al. “Enhancement of EAP actuated facial expressions by designed chamber geometry in elastomers.” Smart Structures and Materials 2006: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD). Vol. 6168. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2006.
2006
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Hanson D., Pioggia G., Bar-Cohen Y., De Rossi D., “Androids: Application of EAP as Artificial Muscles to Entertainment Industry,” Proc. SPIE‘s Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices Conf., 7th Smart Structures and Materials Symposium, Newport Beach, USA, 2001. Caltech JPL EAPAD newsletter, artificial muscle articles and editorials: 2001, fall 2002, 2004, 2006.
2006
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Oh, J.H., Hanson, D. Kim, D., et al. “Design of android type humanoid robot Albert HUBO.” Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on. IEEE, 2006.
2006
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Hanson, D. “Expanding the aesthetic possibilities for humanoid robots.” IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots. 2005.
2005
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Hanson, David, et al. “Upending the uncanny valley.” AAAI. Vol. 5. 2005.
2005
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Hanson D., White V. “Converging the Capabilities of ElectroActive Polymer Artificial Muscles and the Requirements of Bio-inspired Robotics”, Proc. SPIE‘s Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices Conf., 10TH Smart Structures and Materials Symposium, San Diego, USA, 2004.
2004
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Hanson D., “Chapter 18: Applications for Electrically Actuated Polymer Actuators,” in Electrically Actuated Polymer Actuators as Artificial Muscles, Bar-Cohen Y. (Ed.) SPIE PRESS, Washington, USA, Vol. PM98, 2nd ed. March 2004.
2004
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Hanson, D. “The Neural Basis of the Uncanny Valley”, graduate research paper for Alice O‘Toole in UTD Brain Sciences. Sept, 2003.
2003
Hanson, D., Rus D., Canvin S., Schmeirer G., “Applications of Bio-inspired Robotics”, Ch.10 of Biologically Inspired Intelligent Robots. Bar-Cohen, Y and Breazeal, C. (Ed.) SPIE Press, May 2003.
2003
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Hanson, D. “EAP Actuator Design for Biologically-inspired Face-Based Communication Robots”. Proc. SPIE‘s Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices Conf., 9th Smart Structures and Materials Symposium, San Diego, USA, 2003.
2003
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Pioggia G., Hanson D., Dinelli S., Di Francesco F., Francesconi R., De Rossi D. “The Importance of Nonverbal Expression to the Emergence of Emotive Artificial Intelligence Systems”, Proc. SPIE‘s Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices Conf., 8th Smart Structures and Materials Symposium, San Diego, USA, 2003.
2003
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Van der Schaaf, T., Bal, H. E., Germans, D., Spoelder, H. J.. “Griz: experience with remote visualization over an optical grid.” Future Generation Computer Systems 19.6 (2003): 871-882.
2003
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Hanson, D. “Bio-inspired Facial Expression Interface for Emotive Robots”, Proc. AAAI National Conference in Edmonton, CA, 2002.
2002
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Van der Schaaf T, Renambot L, Germans D, Spoelder H, Bal H. Retained mode parallel rendering for scalable tiled displays. In Immersive Projection Technologies Symposium 2002.
2002
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Vos, Frans M., Germans, D., et al. “Real-time, adaptive measurement of corneal shapes.” Computing in Science & Engineering 4.2 (2002): 66-76.
2002
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Germans, D., et al. “VIRPI: a high-level toolkit for interactive scientific visualization in virtual reality.” Immersive Projection Technology and Virtual Environments 2001. Springer, Vienna, 2001. 109-120.
2001
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Hanson D. and Pioggia G., “Entertainment Applications for Electrically Actuated Polymer Actuators,” Ch 18 of Electrically Actuated Polymer Actuators as Artificial Muscles, SPIE PRESS, Washington, USA, Vol. PM98, Ch. 18, 2001.
2001
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Renambot, Luc, Bal, H. E., Germans, D., Spoelder, H. J. “Cavestudy: an infrastructure for computational steering in virtual reality environments.” High-Performance Distributed Computing, 2000. Proceedings. The Ninth International Symposium on. IEEE, 2000.
2000
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Spoelder, Hans JW, Renambot L, Germans D, et al. “Real-time interaction in VR with a distributed multi-agent system.” Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Sciences (2000).
2000
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