Sophia the Robot, the AI humanoid robot, will be presenting at this year’s IEEE Ro-MAN conference. Sophia was developed by Hanson Robotics Limited, creator of the world’s most human-like robots. She provides a glimpse of what future robots will look like and how they will become an integral part of our society.
Sophia was created to be a research platform for Hanson Robotics’ ongoing AI and robotics research work. Working with labs, universities, and companies around the world, she is an architecture and a platform for the development of real AI applications. The Sophia character is also an evolving science fiction character we use to help explore the future of AI and lifelike humanoids and to engage the public in the discussion of these issues. She has become a much sought after media personality, helping to advocate for AI research and the role of robotics and AI in people’s lives. She has appeared on CBS 60 Minutes with Charlie Rose, the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning Britain, and has been a keynote speaker and panel member at some of the world’s most prestigious conferences. She has also addressed members of the UN, ITU, and NATO.
Sophia has also received the title of Innovation Champion for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to promote sustainable development with the use of technology and innovation in developing countries and named the new ambassador and future AI Tutor for iTutorGroup, the premier online education platform and largest English-language learning institution in the world. She was also named the 2018 Gold Edison AwardTM winner in Robotics.
Watch out for Sophia at the Hanson Robotics’ booth in the exhibition hall. She will be available for interaction with guests and take questions from the audience.