IBC2017 welcomes Sophia and Professor Einstein™, the world’s most humanlike robots
Dr. David Hanson has built a worldwide reputation for creating the world’s most humanlike, empathetic robots, endowed with remarkable expressiveness, aesthetics and interactivity. He has produced many renowned, one-of-a-kind robot characters that have received massive media and public acclaim.
Sophia is Hanson Robotics’ latest and most advanced robot, with strikingly human expressions and evolving intelligence that enables her to converse and build relationships.
Professor Einstein is the first personal robot from Hanson Robotics. Dr Hanson teamed up with Andy Rifkin, a toy inventor with over 40 years’ experience, to develop a robot that would honour Albert Einstein’s character and unique teaching style of explaining complex topics in a way that everyone could understand. Professor Einstein plays educational games, shares scientific facts and answers questions on a range of topics.
At IBC Sophia, Professor Einstein and Dr Hanson will discuss how robotics and artificial intelligence are set to become a prevalent part of people’s lives, with robots that can learn creativity, empathy and compassion.
Michael Crimp, CEO, IBC, said, “Our Sunday series of Tech Talks offers a privileged opportunity to glimpse the technologies of the future “We’re incredibly excited to meet Dr Hanson, Sophia and Professor Einstein at IBC to discuss the future of robotics technology and artificial intelligence, as well as the possibilities they have to enhance human life.”
IBC is the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology show. It attracts 55,000+ attendees from more than 170 countries and combines a highly respected and peer-reviewed conference with an exhibition that showcases more than 1,700 leading suppliers of state of the art electronic media and entertainment technology.