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31/08/2017

IBC Welcomes Robots To 2017 Show

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IBC2017 has announced that two humanlike robots will be in attendance at this year's event. Sophia and Professor Einstein™ have been designed and created by Dr David Hanson, Ph.D, Founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics.

Alongside Dr Hanson, the robots will appear in the Tech Talks Keynote: The Future with Robots that Are Like Us on Sunday 17 September, as part of a day-long strand of discussions that will examine accelerating trends and technologies of the future.

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, meanwhile, 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."

Image: Sophia and Dr David Hanson.

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