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David Hanson

Robotics Designer & Researcher; CEO of Hanson Robotics

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David Hanson Biography

David Hanson develops robots that are widely regarded as the world’s most human-like in appearance, in a lifelong quest to create true living, caring machines. To accomplish these goals, Hanson integrates figurative arts with cognitive science and robotics engineering, inventions novel skin materials, facial expression mechanisms, and collaborative developments in AI, within humanoid artworks like Sophia the robot, which can engage people in naturalistic face-to-face conversations and currently serve in AI research, education, therapy, and other uses.

Hanson worked as a Walt Disney Imagineer, both a sculptor and a technical consultant in robotics, and later founded Hanson Robotics. As a researcher, Hanson published dozens of papers in materials science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and robotics journals — including SPIE, IEEE, the International Journal of Cognitive Science, IROS, AAAI, AI magazine and more. He wrote two books including “Humanizing Robots” and received several patents. Hanson was featured in the New York Times, Popular Science, Scientific American, WIRED, BBC and CNN. He also received earned awards from NASA, NSF, Tech Titans’ Innovator of the Year, RISD, Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, and the co-received the 2005 AAAI first place prize for open interaction of an AI system. Hanson holds a Ph.D. in Interactive Arts and Technology from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a BFA in film Animation video from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Robotics Designer & Researcher; CEO of Hanson Robotics

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David Hanson Biography

David Hanson develops robots that are widely regarded as the world’s most human-like in appearance, in a lifelong quest to create true living, caring machines. To accomplish these goals, Hanson integrates figurative arts with cognitive science and robotics engineering, inventions novel skin materials, facial expression mechanisms, and collaborative developments in AI, within humanoid artworks like Sophia the robot, which can engage people in naturalistic face-to-face conversations and currently serve in AI research, education, therapy, and other uses.

Hanson worked as a Walt Disney Imagineer, both a sculptor and a technical consultant in robotics, and later founded Hanson Robotics. As a researcher, Hanson published dozens of papers in materials science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and robotics journals — including SPIE, IEEE, the International Journal of Cognitive Science, IROS, AAAI, AI magazine and more. He wrote two books including “Humanizing Robots” and received several patents. Hanson was featured in the New York Times, Popular Science, Scientific American, WIRED, BBC and CNN. He also received earned awards from NASA, NSF, Tech Titans’ Innovator of the Year, RISD, Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, and the co-received the 2005 AAAI first place prize for open interaction of an AI system. Hanson holds a Ph.D. in Interactive Arts and Technology from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a BFA in film Animation video from the Rhode Island School of Design.

David Hanson Videos

  • Awakening Health - Dr. David Hanson and Sophia the Robot's Keynote
    The combination of humanlike robotics with the latest healthcare assistant tech and a powerful suite of AI tools empowers Awakening to deliver...
  • Little Sophia's Features - A Chat with David Hanson
    Meet Little Sophia, Hanson Robotic's newest consumer robot that teaches kids STEM, Artificial Intelligence and coding.

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  • How to book David Hanson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Hanson for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for David Hanson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Hanson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Hanson?

    Booking fees for David Hanson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Hanson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Hanson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Hanson for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Hanson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Hanson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Hanson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Hanson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Hanson for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. David Hanson generally travels from Hong Kong and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Ray Kurzweil, Andrew McAfee, Dr. Michio Kaku, Sebastian Thrun and Maurice Conti. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Hanson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

David Hanson Speaker Videos

  • Awakening Health - Dr. David Hanson and Sophia the Robot's Keynote
    The combination of humanlike robotics with the latest healthcare assistant tech and a powerful suite of AI tools empowers Awakening to deliver services at an unprecedented low cost, disrupting...
    Little Sophia's Features - A Chat with David Hanson
    Meet Little Sophia, Hanson Robotic's newest consumer robot that teaches kids STEM, Artificial Intelligence and coding.

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