Humanoid Robot Applications: Introduction

  • Rodolphe GelinEmail author
  • Jean-Paul Laumond
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Being humanoid does not allow a robot to perform all the tasks that a human can do. Unlike the science fiction movies use to pretend, humanoid robots are still helpless in real concrete situations. Legged locomotion is very promising, but the current technology is far from realistic requirements. That is the reason why specifying the targeted application is still a crucial step for the design of a humanoid robot.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Innovation DepartmentSoftBank Robotics EuropeParisFrance
  2. 2.LAAS-CNRSUniversity of ToulouseToulouseFrance

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