Tag Archive for Human-Like

Designing a More Human-Like Lower Leg for Biped Robots (w/Video)

Featured Image: Wabian2R III robot. (c) Copyright Takanisha Lab. Waseda University Tokyo Jaman.  (Fair Use).

Another article added to our “Robots Replacing Humans” collection. . . . EDITOR

From IEEE Spectrum By Jason Falconer Posted 

Since bipedal robots took their first steps, the majority has been designed with the same basic joint/actuator configuration in their legs. This design, based on a simplified human leg, uses just six motors (three for the hip, one for the knee, and two for the ankle), and though it proved successful, it has also shown several limitations over the last 25 years. Now researchers at the Humanoid Robotics Institute at Waseda University (the birthplace of the first real humanoid robots) have set out to reinvent the wheel, er, the leg, by developing an entirely new shank that more closely replicates human walking. . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded by Plastic Pals

WABIAN-2RIII walks in place with new shank


Petman – Pentagon’s most human-like robot (Video Report)

Featured Image: Petman, Pentagon’s most human-like robot, SOURCE: Boston Dynamics

From youtube uploaded by RTAmerica

Published on Apr 16, 2013

Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the team at Boston Dynamics revealed the new robot which is outfitted with systems that “simulate human physiology”. Known as the Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin –or PETMAN robot for short, can run, jump and even splits. RT’s Meghan Lopez explains what this device can supposedly be used for.

Retro: A very human-like robot – The Announcement Of a Cyborg Age 2 (Video Report)

Photo: Robot Human Face. Credit: Uli Benz Technische Universitaet Muenchen

This definitely needs to be in THEI’s ‘Robots replacing Humans’ archives . . . EDITOR 

from youtube

Uploaded by TopSecretNews1

Published on Nov 24, 2012

Two human look-a-like robots invented by Japanese engineers. They can talk to each other! The Announcement Of a Cyborg Age 2 A very human-like robot.

New Soccer Robot Has Human-Like Agility

Another entry for our “Robots to Replace Humans” archive. . . . EDITOR

from Science Daily

ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2012) — Computer scientists from the University of Bonn have developed a new robot whose source code and design plan is publicly accessible. It is intended to facilitate the entry into research on humanoids, in particular, the TeenSize Class of the RoboCup. The scientists recently introduced the new robot at the IROS Conference (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems) in Portugal.

With its white head and black body, “NimbRo-OP” looks almost human. After all, at a height of 95 centimeters, it is almost the size of a small child. Among soccer robots, it counts as a “grown-up.” . . . Read Complete Report