US-based Hanson Robotics, a Grand Award Winner of 2013’s StartmeupHK Venture Programme, recently set up in Hong Kong where its founder Dr David Hanson is intent on building lifelike robots.
Dr David Hanson, a renowned roboticist and founder of Hanson Robotics, was determined to develop human-like robots with realistic facial expressions and conversational abilities. Since 2005, Hanson has resurrected the talking head of sci-fi writer Philip K Dick, and created an expressive walking humanoid from a portrait of Albert Einstein. His latest work is the Dmitry Avatar - an exact robotic replica of the head of Dmitry Itskov, founder of the 2045 Initiative and Global Future 2045 congress.
To advance to the next stage of producing humanoid robots for daily applications in entertainment, healthcare and education, Hanson moved his company to Hong Kong where he saw great potential to further develop his robotics venture. “The geographic location, the intersection of so many cultures and so many distribution channels, the design and manufacturing techniques in Hong Kong are exceptional. The ways of managing finances are also unparalleled,” Hanson said.
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