Mechanics, Materials & Software

Frubber ™, the elastic polymer that makes realistic facial movement and speech possible while being stronger, more elastic and using only a fraction of the power required for existing materials. Frubber™ has the potential to become the future of prosthetics applications, facial reconstruction and many other uses.

Character Engine: Hanson's "Character Engine" Artificial Intelligence (AI) software can simulate any personality and engage that personality in social interaction. Our software architecture integrates: computer vision, face detection and identification, speech recognition, natural language processing, speech synthesis, and an advanced motion control system.

Character Engine Enhanced: This package has all of the features of the standard Character Engine software, PLUS over 62 preprogrammed facial expressions, multiple sample blend routines and embedded visemes. This package also allows the user to link expressions to specific expressions, or animations.

Hanson Artificial Intelligence development helps our robots learn, recognize others with computer vision, face detection and identification, recognize speech patterns, and interact intelligently and intuitively in a given scenario. We create AI for several industries including games, toys, and artificial pets.

Hanson Robot History and Story Development teaches a robot its history, vocabulary, and develops its basic "personality," whether it's based on a real person or an imagined character. This can also be used in training, research and psychiatry scenarios, military training and character development for animation.

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