Hanson Robotics – Conversational Character Robots
September 3, 2007, 8:26 am
Filed under: innovations, robot news, robots, technology

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Hanson’s character robots captivate people with the world’s best robotic facial expressions and amazing conversational capabilities attained through artificial intelligence (AI) software and patented materials and mechanical innovations. These robots actually see your face, make eye contact with you, and understand speech to engage you in witty dialogue. These breakthrough technologies in artificial intelligence and humanlike gestures create the impression that the robots are truly aware and caring.

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This may seem like the stuff of dreams, but Hanson makes this technology available today! Our robots are ready to serve in retail, tradeshows, restaurants, themeparks, fine arts, research robotics, and even consumer products.

Call us about your custom needs! We can portray anyone, from cartoon characters to historical figures, as demonstrated with our famous Albert Einstein robot, featured on the cover of WIRED Magazine, and on Good Morning America (Nov. 2006). Hanson’s award-winning robots are world renowned, both in academia and popular culture, with media attention including CNN, BBC, MSNBC, Discovery Channel, USA today, New York Times, Business Week, Popular Science, and many more. Everywhere Hanson’s robotic characters are shown, huge crowds gather to interact with them. Quite simply, these robots blow people’s mind.

The Hanson Difference

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Our patented Frubber material enables the most lifelike robotic facial expressions in the world, while using only 1/20th the power of previous rubber materials. This allows our robots to run on small batteries, and to be the first and only fully expressive walking robots in history. Meanwhile our Character Engine software controls the robotic gestures with the grace of high-end computer animation, even during a natural conversation with people, and can simulate any personality.

In short, Hanson Robotics transmutes robotics into a revolutionary form of character animation, realizing the living, intelligent character. Contact us today to see how our patented technologies can help to distinguish you from the masses.


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Zeno, et. al. seem quite fascinating for youngsters.
Keep in mind that there’s a HUGE market for boomer
products coming up in the next 15 years or so…

and how cool it would be for aging boomer retirees to
have a robot companion – whether in a nursing home
environment or at home… perhaps even something that
could help with the “i’ve fallen and can’t get up”

It seems that there’s all kinds of potential for the
aging population to get beneficial use from these
devices — if someone starts thinking of ways to fit
them into senior needs rather than schoolkid ones.

Comment by Nancy

Your comments are right on! We see the need in the future for a way to help our aging population, and we see how robots could help as they become more adept in working with people. All predictions show that, unfortunately, there will not be enough people to help other people in the future.

Thank you for your comments,

Comment by steve555

I think you’re on to something Hanson, this could make you a lot of money. Why make robots human-like? Because it’s the consumer’s positive emotions that they attach to “things” that finally makes them buy it. Of course you know this. It’s ironic that you were in the movie industry and yet failed to grasp the message of A.I. and many movies that included robots. Now with your new invention as a mile-stone, we can all look forward to the future when people will attach emotions to life-like robots(or the aim it appears: alter-humans). Just like the lucrative video game industry: people like to escape to altered realities, which in turn shapes their psychological make up that they bring to the real world, which reaps the consequences. It seems human relationships are just too taxing for humans to learn. Learn? Think? Fix? Help? Care? Love? No way, too difficult. It’s much more fun to just give up on reality and escape with our technology. Then we can talk to our look-alike Dr. Phil robots about our problems with humans. It says our life is not fulfilled? How would we know what that even means if we’ve never had a life in our brave new un-human world?

But the human spirit will always find a way to break free.

Comment by Bryan

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