BBC appearances

With Sian Williams, introducing the show on BBC1.
With Sian Williams, live on BBC1.

Stanley Qubit, the NAO humanoid robot, has appeared several times on BBC TV and radio.

On 30 August 2015, Stanley Qubit co-hosted BBC1’s Sunday Morning Live breakfast programme with Sian Williams, and later appeared in a live debate about the rise of intelligent machines, alongside Ana Matronic and playwright Bonnie Greer,

Stanley with Ana Matronic after the show.
Stanley with broadcaster and musician, Ana Matronic.

In February 2017, Stanley Qubit made history by becoming the first real robot to appear in an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s classic ‘I, Robot’ stories, for the BBC.

Stanley voiced some of the minor characters, alongside his owner Chris Middleton (who also appeared), in a B7 production for Radio 4.

The press certainly got excited about the story.

Stanley interviewed some of the people involved with the production, online at the BBC Radio 4 website:-

• AUDIO: Stanley Qubit (the robot) interviews actor Nick Briggs (Doctor Who)
• AUDIO: Stanley Qubit (the robot) interviews scriptwriter Richard Kurti

More broadcast interest

In 2016, Channel 4 approached Stanley Qubit‘s owner, Chris Middleton, about the robot starring in an as-yet-unmade reality game show and, separately, about appearing in a documentary about ‘the nature of fear’. Hollywood also got in touch: an LA production company approached us about Stanley appearing in an episode of ‘Bones’. Normal life for the littlest robo.

Stanley at the BBC 2

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