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Information on Doors & Webcast for Wednesday Night's Ubben Lecture by David Hanson and His Robot, Sophia

Information on Doors & Webcast for Wednesday Night's Ubben Lecture by David Hanson and His Robot, Sophia

February 27, 2018

Doors for tomorrow night's highly anticipated Ubben Lecture -- featuring David Hanson and Sophia, the humanoid he and his associates created -- will open at 6:30 p.m. for DePauw University students with ID and 6:40 for all others.  The event, "Meet the Future," begins at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, located within DePauw's Green Center for the Performing Arts.  The event is free and open to all.  Seating is first come, first served.  No tickets are required.

For those unable to make it to campus, the program will be webcast live via this link.

News of the appearance by Dr. Hanson -- founder, CEO and chief designer of Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics -- and Sophia was featured in the Indianapolis Star and was distributed nationally by the Associated Press

Hanson is in the running for IBM's Watson AI XPrize.

Wednesday night's program will include a speech by Hanson and Sophia, and will provide opportunities for the audience to ask unscripted questions of the humanoid.

Established in 1986 through the generous support of 1958 DePauw graduates Timothy H. and Sharon Williams Ubben, the Ubben Lecture Series was designed to "bring the world to Greencastle." The series has presented 109 events over the past 32 years.

To view a complete roster of Ubben Lecturers -- which includes links to video clips and news stories -- click here. Video montages of many events are available on YouTube.

On April 17, the Ubben Series will welcome Jenna Fischer, the two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winner for her performances on The Office, to DePauw. Learn more in this recent summary.

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