From 2005 to 2011 Riccio worked as a Narrative Engineer for Hanson Robotics creating robot "brain" for the world's leading conversational social robots. Robots include: Bina48, Zeno, Joey Chaos, Swami, Einstein, and Jules. In April 2018 he re-joined the company and was named Creative Director taking on a number of performance related initiatives and working primarily with the robot Sophia.