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Robots can and will “walk among us,” robotics chief tells UN

Designing robots which feel real emotions could benefit humanity in the years ahead.

That’s the view of Dr David Hanson, a robotics designer and creator of Sophia, an incredibly expressive and human-like robot.

Both were panelists at a UN meeting on the future and technological change held in New York on Wednesday.

The engineer and Sophia told Natalie Hutchison about the capability of these machines to mimic the complexity of human hardwiring.

Duration: 4'52"