Humanoid Robots, Their Simulators, and the Reality Gap

  • Malachy EatonEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Intelligent Systems book series (BRIEFSINSY)


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.


Humanoid Robot Real Robot Quadrupedal Robot Bipedal Locomotion Robot Platform 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Information SystemsUniversity of LimerickLimerickIreland

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