Emerging Humanoids and Humanlike Robots

  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen
  • David Hanson
  • Adi Marom


In recent years, the number of lifelike humanoids and humanlike robots has grown significantly. Some of the leading countries in which such robots have been developed include Japan and Korea, but researchers and engineers in other countries, including the United States and China, are also extensively involved in developing such robots.


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Internet Websites

  1. BarBot robot (made by HRL, Austria) http://www.roboticslab.org/html/index.php
  2. Carnegie Mellon contributions to walking Robots http://www.newdesign.cs.cmu.edu/archive/2007/pages/RHOFReleasePhotos.pdf
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen
    • 1
  • David Hanson
    • 2
  • Adi Marom
    • 3
  1. 1.California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion LabPasadena
  2. 2.Hanson RoboticsRichardson
  3. 3.New York

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