David Hanson 為漢森機器人技術公司的創立者與CEO。曾在羅德島設計學院研究藝術，目前已經獲得了德克薩斯州立大學互動藝術與工程博士學位。接連被PC Magazine 和連線雜誌讚譽為「天才」，David Hanson 致力解決工程與藝術的結合問題，夢想著創造出出神似人類的機器人：擁有細膩豐富的面部表情、懂得捕捉人類情緒與回應，甚至能與人類自然對談。完全不同於其他呆板的智慧機器人，高度靈活且低耗能的漢森機器人賦予科技更多的人性和個性，證明人工智慧的無限可能性。
透過David Hanson 引領的機器人革命，讓我們一同想像機器人全面進入人類生活的科幻未來。
David Hanson is the founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics -- a company that aims to create robots as socially adept as any human being. Through his organization, he has seen the success of robotic facial hardware that establishes eye contact, recognizes faces and carries out natural spoken conversation. Hanson hopes these robotic faces prove useful to cognitive science and psychology, and to the entertainment industry. A former Walt Disney Imagineer, this young entrepreneur and roboticist has been labeled a genius by both PC Magazine and WIRED, and has earned awards from NASA, NSF and Cooper Hewitt Design.
If Hanson succeeds, he will create a socially intelligent robot that may even one day have a place in the human family. Hanson is also a speaker for TED 2009.
"This moment is the Kitty Hawk of androids. We're seeing the arrival of conversational robots that can walk in our world. It's a golden age of invention." --David Hanson, in TIME.