Historical Perspective of Humanoid Robot Research in Europe

  • Yannick AoustinEmail author
  • Christine Chevallereau
  • Jean-Paul Laumond
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From the very first humanoid automation designed by Leonardo da Vinci in 1495 to Pyrène – a fully force control humanoid robot – designed for research purpose in 2016, this chapter discusses the contributions of Europe in humanoid robot research and development. It is organized around the presentation of the main influential platforms, followed by thematic contributions covering collaborative robots, control, biomechanics, and neurosciences.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yannick Aoustin
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christine Chevallereau
    • 2
  • Jean-Paul Laumond
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire Des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes, (LSN2) UMR CNRS 6004Université de Nantes UFR des Sciences et Techniques de NantesNantes Cedex 3France
  2. 2.Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes (LS2N), UMR CNRS 6004CNRSNantes Cedex 3France
  3. 3.LAAS-CNRSUniversity of ToulouseToulouseFrance

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