Humanoid robots

We all acknowledge that Nothing is as human beings but we believe that at some day, some point, we will invent something that looks like us an still have our capabilities. Some of the Humanoid robots which have some of our capabilities that have been developed within the last few years are listed below.

1. Atlas Unplugged

The Atlas robot was developed by Google-owned Boston Dynamics with the US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency for its robotics challenge, designed to negotiate rough, outdoor terrain in a bipedal manner, while being able to climb using hands and feet as a human would.
The latest version of Atlas is slightly taller and heavier than before, standing 6ft 2in (1.88m) high and weighing 156.4kg (345lb). According to its manufacturer, Google’s Boston Dynamics division, 75% of the humanoid machine is new – only its lower legs and feet remain unchanged.

2. ASIMO And Honda P-Series

ASIMO is a great boon to Honda’s global branding, and helps the company’s appearance of innovation and technology.
ASIMO is the 11th in a line of walking robots developed by Honda, called the P-Series. Unveiled in 2000, ASIMO could walk and run like a human, which was an amazing feat. ASIMO had a significant upgrade in 2005, that allowed him to run twice as fast (6 km/hr or 4.3mph), interact with humans, and perform basic tasks like holding a platter and serving food. The current ASIMO models number about 100 worldwide, stand 1.28 m tall and weight about 55 kg.

3. iCub

The motivation behind the strongly humanoid design is the embodied cognition hypothesis.
iCub was created by the RobotCub Consortium, of several European universities. The name is a partial acronym, cub standing for Cognitive Universal Body.

The robot was designed to test this hypothesis by allowing cognitive learning scenarios to be acted out by an accurate reproduction of the perceptual system and articulation of a small child so that it could interact with the world in the same way that such a child does.

4. Poppy
Poppy’s creators have focused on a biologically inspired walking motion that they hope will allow for better human-to-robot interaction.
Poppy is the latest humanoid robot and presents the first of its kind: Poppy was created by a 3D printer. Poppy’s creators have focused on a biologically inspired walking motion that they hope will allow for better human-to-robot interaction.

It has an articulated spine with five motors – almost unheard of in robots of this size. The spine not only allows Poppy to move more naturally, but helps to balance the robot by adjusting its posture. The added flexibility also helps when physically interacting with the robot, such as guiding it by its hands, which is currently required to help the robot walk.

5. Romeo
The robot has the size of a child of eight years (1.40 m) and weighs a little more (40 kilos). To be as light as possible, its body is made of carbon fibre and rubber, and was designed to avoid the risk of injury to the person that it will attend. Today, Romeo can walk, see the three-dimensional environment, hear and speak.
Romeo seeks to become the leader in the areas of robotic care giving and personal assistance with a more emotional element. Romeo builds off of a smaller humanoid robot called NAO that generated more than 5,000 sales or rentals worldwide.

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