Humanoid Robot Successfully Delivers Philosophy Lecture to Over 100 Students

Publication Title
Interesting Engineering
Publication/Creation Date
October 20 2018
Mario L. Major (creator)
Hanson Robotics (contributor)
United States Military Academy (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
An experiment carried out at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point involving Bina48 looked at how the female bot would do in delivering a lecture in a real university setting. And the results were better than expected. 

In terms of preparing Bina48 for her lecture, she was prepped with information on the topics to be covered for the lecture beforehand by AI developers: they carefully chose the information to ensure that a presentation of generic facts didn't occur.

Most importantly, the bot was able to draw upon this information and answer, out loud, any questions a student had. Thanks to the solid preparation, there was a rather lively interaction in the classroom.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Entire Body
Marketing Keywords
Bina48, Hanson Robotics, Sophia

Related Collections
Humanoid Robots (2017-2019)
Date archived
November 13 2018
Last edited
November 13 2018
How to cite this entry
Mario L. Major. (October 20 2018). "Humanoid Robot Successfully Delivers Philosophy Lecture to Over 100 Students". Interesting Engineering. Interesting Engineering. Fabric of Digital Life.