Who/what is sophia?

Who/What is Sophia?

Sophia is a popular humanoid robot taking over the media and film franchises. Hanson Robotics activated the robot in 2016 and has since made notable appearances and attended numerous high-profile interviews. Sophia became the first robot citizen of a country after Saudi Arabia granted it citizenship.  Sophia is all over social media, and you can…

Sophia the robot: a giant leap forward for ai or all smoke & mirrors?

Sophia the Robot: A Giant Leap Forward for AI or All Smoke & Mirrors?

Just about every time you turn around lately, Sophia the robot is making an appearance. Whether it be on TV’s The Daily Show or the cover of the March edition of Cosmopolitan India, Hanson Robotics’ covergirl is about to officially turn 3 years old and her popularity doesn’t appear to be slowing down at all….

Advancements in robotics: how far is too far?

Advancements in Robotics: How Far Is Too Far?

It’s no secret that we’re all discreetly suspicious of robots soon taking over our tasks, our jobs, and the whole world soon after. Personally, I’m quite fond of my iRobot Roomba buzzing around, vacuuming my floor as I waltz around and play “hero” to my dog who sees it as a canine-thirsty contraption after her…

The roboearth experiment: central robot learning database demonstrated

The RoboEarth Experiment: Central Robot Learning Database Demonstrated

Somewhere in the halls of the Eindhoven University of Technology, a fake hospital room was recently assembled for the purpose of using a program called RoboEarth to see how several robotic assistants can share information in order to help patients. While this is a logical development, and a natural extension of the existing functionality of the…