Dr. David Hanson
Hanson Robotics with the
support of a world-class team of roboticists, AI experts, scientists,
technologists, hardware/software engineers, and cognitive specialists.
David 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.
He publishes regularly in materials science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and robotics journals, including SPIE, IEEE, the International Journal of Cognitive Science, IROS, AAAI, and AI magazine. He has been featured in numerous popular media outlets including New York Times, Popular Science, Scientific American, the BBC, and CNN. He has been labeled a “genius” by both PC Magazine and WIRED, and has earned awards from NASA, NSF, AAAI, Tech Titans’ Innovator of the Year, and Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.
At Walt Disney Imagineering, David worked as both a sculptor and a technical consultant. He has spoken at venues including IEEE, SPIE, AAAI, DARPA, MIT, Dartmouth, Brown, Google, Sandia Labs, UCSD, and the AAAS annual meeting. He earned his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in film/animation/video, and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas in interactive arts and engineering.
Watch David Hanson – Genius Machines, The future of robotics: David Hanson at TEDxTaipei 2012, and Teaching robots | David Hanson | TEDxHongKongED. Watch his YouTube channel. Read his LinkedIn profile and his Wikipedia profile.