This lifelike robot could be straight out of ‘Westworld’

Publication Title
Tech Insider
Publication/Creation Date
January 26 2017
David Hanson (contributor)
Hanson Robotics (contributor)
Media Type
News Broadcast
Persuasive Intent
DAVOS, Switzerland — On display at a technology exposition just outside the gates of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos was an alarmingly lifelike robot.

Nicknamed "Sophia" by its creator David Hanson of Hanson Robotics, the robot was so realistic that it generated various visceral reactions from passersby ranging from awestruck to a little somewhat freaked out. We talked to Hanson about his creation, and asked about his purpose in designing lifelike robots that could soon be a part of our daily lives.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Not On The Body

Related Collections
Humanoid Robots (2017-2021)
Date archived
November 1 2017
Last edited
March 23 2021
How to cite this entry
(January 26 2017). "This lifelike robot could be straight out of ‘Westworld’". Tech Insider. Tech Insider. Fabric of Digital Life.