Robotics

 Touring LA with Sophia

Touring LA with Sophia

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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. 

 
This narrative, crafted by Hugo award winner Tony Daniel and University of Texas performance professor Thomas Riccio, is intended to make Zeno into a character that people identify with and want to to see develop — something with the depth of a movie character or a figure from a Homerian epic.
— Wired Magazine
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