Robot Gives Commencement Address At RISD

(Providence, RI) -- A robot gave the commencement speech for Rhode Island School of Design students this weekend. "Sophia", who called herself the first robot citizen, spoke on behalf of RISD graduate David Hanson of Hanson Robotics. Before speaking directly to the Class of 2018, Sophia asked RISD president Rosanne Somerson when she can begin taking classes at the school. Nearly seven-hundred undergraduates and graduate students participated in the school's 135th graduation ceremony at the Rhode Island Convention Center.


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