Humanoid Robots

  • Luis Maria Cabás Ormaechea


This chapter is based within the study of the humanoid robots world and focuses specifically on the mechatronic study of them. From a scientific standpoint, will be represented mechanically this anthropomorphic robots (from now, called humanoid robots) as a final link in the evolutionary chain in robotics area. Likewise, the design of humanoid robots is based on a wide range of mechatronic disciplines (such as material science, mechanics, and even biomechanics), and we will try to describe them in this chapter. Therefore, the aim of this chapter is to approach progressively the problem of the humanoid robot design, using physical and mechanics concepts, interacting through analogies with the human body. The chapter begins making a further description of the humanoid robots world, showing the evolutionary process that have undergone this type of robots in recent years. With this run-through of the main important points, we try to describe a general procedure to find a key criteria for successful process design of humanoid robots. This “robot-making” process to explain an analysis with initial theoretical calculations that result in the selection of the various mechanical components of a humanoid robot (actuators, motors until structural components). Then, the objetive of this chapter is to present the comprehensive analysis of mechanical design of a humanoid robot that allows to know and quantify the variables you will encounter along the design process of this type of machines.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robotics LabCarlos III UniversityLeganés, MadridSpain

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