Humanoid Robots, Their Simulators, and the Reality Gap
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The field of humanoid robotics is concerned with the creation of robots which are broadly humanlike in their behaviour, their morphology, or both. The definition of what constitutes a humanoid robot is quite broad in the literature, so in this chapter we suggest our own abbreviated taxonomy. The idea of the creation of a being in mankind’s own image harks back into the realms of prehistory, one could even say back to the Genesis creation narrative, where a new creature named woman “because she was taken out of Man” was created from the rib of Adam.