Furhat is a robotic head that combines state-of-the-art facial animation with physical embodiment in order to facilitate multi-party dialogues with robots.


news (Sep, 2013)! Samer Al Moubayed wins the 7th biannual Christian Benoit award for developments on Furhat. Award given at the closing ceremony Interspeech2013, Lyon, France. The award wil support developing Furhat for accessibility by other researcher.

news (April, 2013)! Furhat wins the second prize in the international Robotdalen Innovation Award. 

news(April,2013)!  Furhat on SVT Rapport, the most watched news report in Sweden, on the national TV channel. Watch the online broadcast here


Furhat has been awarded the "Outstanding Demo Award", at the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction ICMI, for the paper:

Al Moubayed, S., Skantze, G., Beskow, J., Stefanov, K., & Gustafson, J. (2012). Multimodal Multiparty Social Interaction with the Furhat Head. In Proc. of the 14th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction ICMI. Santa Monica, CA. [PDF].

news(June,2012)! Furhat is invited to present a panel discussion at the prestigous Tällberg Forum 2012 (June 13-17), and spent the rest of the forum, mingling with the guest at one of the event's bars.

news(December,2011)! Here is a press release from KTH about FurHat at RobotVille at the London Science Museum.

news(December,2011)! Here is a BBC presentation about RobotVille.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15964170


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