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On Sunday 30 August, Stanley appeared on BBC1’s Sunday Morning Live programme, co-introducing the show with host Sian Williams.

Stanley Qubit, the NAO humanoid robot owned by journalist, author, magazine editor, and musician Chris Middleton, is fast becoming a robo-superstar! Stanley Qubit website
Chris Middleton website

On Sunday 30 August, Stanley appeared on BBC1’s Sunday Morning Live programme, co-introducing the show with host Sian Williams. The show is currently available on BBC iPlayer. Stanley appears at the beginning of the show, and features in the closing ten minutes during a live TV debate on the future of robots and artificial intelligence.

The debate also featured author, musician, and radio presenter Ana Matronic – best known for being front woman of hit band the Scissor Sisters.

Stanley's rise to stardom...

But Stanley Qubit had already been making a name for himself before his national TV debut. He arrived in Chris' life two years ago, on a plane from Mexico: a bit like a real-life Paddington Bear story for the 21st Century.

Throughout this summer, the robot has taken part in conferences, events, and technology showcases across the UK with Chris. He has been sought after by international advertisers and marketing agencies, been invited to appear at events as far afield as India and California, and has even been approached by a talent agency who want to represent him!

Stanley takes school assembly...
Earlier this year, Stanley Qubit appeared at two schools in the Brighton area. In the Spring, he spoke, sang, danced, and even did tai chi for Key Stage 1 and 2 children at two primary schools, as part of a series of robotics workshops run by local teachers.

About Stanley Qubit: Stanley is a NAO-25 humanoid robot, owned by Chris Middleton, who named him in honour of film director Stanley Kubrick and customised his appearance to distinguish him from other NAOs. All NAO (pronounced ‘Now’) robots are manufactured by Aldebaran Robotics. They can walk, talk, sing, dance, connect to the internet, answer emails, read the daily news, consult Wikipedia, recognise faces, pick up objects, and even play football. NAO robots are mainly used as research platforms in universities. Only a few – like Stanley – are in private hands. Stanley has his own blog at

Editors please note: Stanley Qubit is not affiliated with Aldebaran Robotics.

About Chris Middleton: Chris Middleton Chris is one of the UK’s leading technology journalists and magazine editors. He has previously been editor of Computing and CBR, among several other magazines, and over the years has written for The Guardian, The Times, and the BBC. Today, he runs his own magazine, the Strategist Strategist magazine, and is editor of new magazine Child Internet Safety]. Chris is also a published author, a magazine designer, and – under the pseudonym christopher rye [christopher rye – is a professional musician, with national airplay on BBC 6Music. Find out all about him at his personal website,

Phone Chris on 07986 009109
High-res images are available at

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