Sophia the robot visits Timberlane Science Fair

Sophia, the world’s most advanced human-like robot participated in the Timberlane Middle School science fair and Family Fun Night to promote STEM education last Saturday. It was Sophia’s first time attending a school science fair as a guest and her creator, Hanson Robotics, expressed gratitude to Hopewell Valley for the kind invitation and for showing innovative thinking by including Sophia in this year’s activities.

Students and their families play bingo with Sophia the robot. (Photo by Emma Jacobs)

Sophia was created by combining innovations in science, engineering, and artistry. She is a framework for robotics and artificial intelligence (“AI”) and research, and an agent for exploring the human-to-robot experience in service and entertainment applications. Sophia has also become a much sought-after media personality, helping to advocate for AI research and the role of robotics and AI in our lives.

She received the title of Innovation Champion for the United Nations Development Programme (“UNDP”) to promote sustainable development with the use of technology and innovation in developing countries and was named the new ambassador and future AI Tutor for iTutorGroup, the premier online education platform and largest English-language learning institution in the world.

Science Fair entries (Photo by Emma Jacobs)

Hanson Robotics supports the advent of technology and robotics in education. Hanson believes students and educators can benefit from innovations in technology used for positive societal outcomes. They also hope that our robots can inspire students to learn more about math and science.

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