David Hanson, Ph.D., 2012 Chancellor's Council Meeting & Symposium.

David Hanson completed his Ph.D. at UT Dallas in 2007, and since then, Hanson Robotics has sought to create robots as socially adept as any human being. Through his organization, Hanson has overseen the success of robotic facial hardware that establishes eye contact, recognizes faces and carries out natural spoken conversation. A former Walt Disney Imagineer, this young entrepreneur has been labeled a "genius" by both PC Magazine and WIRED, and has earned awards from NASA, NSF and Cooper Hewitt Design.

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