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Friday, March 07, 2008

What is a humanoid robot?

In my post yesterday, I posted about ASIMO, a humanoid robot. This post explains what is a humanoid robot.
A humanoid robot is a robot with its overall appearance based on that of the human body. In general, humanoid robots have a torso with a head, two arms and two legs, although some forms of humanoid robots may model only part of the body, for example, from the waist up. Some humanoid robots may also have a 'face', with 'eyes' and 'mouth'.

A humanoid robot is an autonomous robot because it can adapt to changes in its environment or itself and continue to reach its goal. Some of the capacities of a humanoid robot include:

* self maintenance (recharge itself)
* autonomous learning (learn or gain new capabilities without outside assistance, adjust strategies based on the
surroundings and adapt to new situations)
* avoiding harmful situations to people, property and itself
* safe interacting with human beings and the environment

Humanoid robots are created to imitate some of the same physical and mental tasks that humans undergo daily. Their creator's goal is that one day, it will be able to both understand human intelligence, reason and act like humans. If humanoids are able to do so, they could eventually work alongside humans. Humanoid robots are also used as a research tool in several scientific areas. The attempt to simulate the human body leads to a better understanding of it.

Humanoid robots are also being developed to perform human tasks like personal assistance, where they should be able to assist the sick and elderly, and dirty or dangerous jobs. Regular jobs like being a receptionist or a worker of an automotive manufacturing line are also suitable for humanoids.

They are becoming increasingly popular for providing entertainment too. One example is Ursula, a female robot, sings, dances, and speaks to her audiences at Universal Studios. Although humanoid robots have a realistic look, they have no cognition or physical autonomy.

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