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  Humanoid robot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A humanoid robot is a robot with its overall appearance based on that of the human body.
Another important benefit of developing androids (humanoid robots built to resemble humans) is to understand the human body's biological and mental processes, from the seemingly simple act of walking to the concepts of consciousness and spirituality.
Finally, humanoid robots are being developed to understand and simulate human cognition, so that they can communicate with other humans well enough to be employed in the workforce as information givers (much like informative bots found on the Internet) and kiosk workers, among other professions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Humanoid_robot   (571 words)

 Humanoid Robots   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Humanoid Robotics aims to create a new kind of tool that is different from past robots because it is designed to work with and for humans.
Humanoids are designed to socialize in normal environments and/or work safely with humans so as to extend out capabilities in a wide variety of tasks and environments.
The ability of humanoids to communicate via sensing visual cues like arm gestures and facial expressions to guide their reactions are the current topics of research.
bluespanassociates.com /cs485/overview.html   (675 words)

 Encyclopedia: Reptilian humanoid
The dragon in Europe, as a rule, was not conceived as having a humanoid form, and would not qualify as an instance of a reptilian humanoid unless explicitly described as humanoid.
In the middle ages down to modern times, the Devil was often conceived as a humanoid with reptilian characteristics, as were demons in general.
David Icke claims that people see reptilian humanoids and that reptilian species are the force behind a worldwide conspiracy directed at manipulation and control of humanity.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Reptilian-humanoid   (5799 words)

 Humanoid_Type   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Humanoid Type: A humanoid usually has two arms, two legs, and one head, or a humanlike torso, arms, and a head.
Humanoids of this sort are presented as 1st-level warriors, which means that they have average combat ability and poor saving throws.
Humanoids not indicated as wearing armor are not proficient with armor.
www.systemreferencedocuments.org /35/theraven_stephenh/ctypes/Humanoid_Type.html   (254 words)

 UFO Evidence : Humanoid Cases
Humanoid" means "having human form or characteristics." The term "Close Encounter of the Third Kind" means seeing or coming in contact with an entity of unknown origin.
Humanoid waves were reported from Italy, France, England, Malaysia, Spain, etc. The first reports coming from behind what it used to be the Iron curtain were beginning to emerge.
With a slow ending to the year 2002 as far as humanoid reports were concerned, 2003 appears to have started off with a slow start, but things promise to pick up later in the year.
www.ufoevidence.org /topics/Humanoid.htm   (1298 words)

 Japanese researchers focus on creating humanoid robots
Though these robots can't do much besides entertain their owners, Inoue said the plan is for humanoids to eventually become household appliances, a purchase he compared to buying a car.
Humanoids might do household chores, push people in wheelchairs, maintain a garden, help lift heavy objects and do any number of other assignments.
In Inoue's lab at the University of Tokyo, he and his colleagues have built H6, a four-foot-tall walking humanoid that can identify people well enough that it can greet them with a bow or a wave, depending on whether the person is a professor or a student.
www.postgazette.com /healthscience/20010618humanoidhealth2p2.asp   (999 words)

 Specification for a Standard Humanoid
Humanoids that are modeled as a continuous mesh will still have Segment nodes, in order to store per-segment information.
The Humanoid node is used to store human-readable data such as author and copyright information, as well as to store references to the joints, segments and views and to serve as a container for the entire humanoid.
The humanoid should be modeled in a standing position, facing in the +Z direction with +Y up and +X to the humanoid's left.
h-anim.org /Specifications/H-Anim1.1   (5064 words)

 Humanoid Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
An android or gynoid is a humanoid robot, although the words are, in principle, synonymous.
Most of the aliens in television and movies are humanoid, since it is easier for a fictional character to be a disguised human actor.
A humanoid may also refer to the fictional species in the video game Seven Samurai 20XX who describe various robots, cyborgs, and mutants who attempt genocide upon humans or try to simply use them for consumption purposes.
search.localcolorart.com /search/encyclopedia/Humanoid   (439 words)

 Humanoids (Hulk foes)
The Hulk and the humanoid fought until they both were thrown from the train and the humanoid was rendered inoperative by the impact against a large rock.
The humanoids were defeated when Rikki Keegan used her telekinesis to destroy the Leader's equipment and stop the humanoids.
A Humanoid was placed in the World Trade Center's underground parking lot awaiting orders.  An employee of the WTC saw the Humanoid while taking a smoke break.  He commented on how if you work at the WTC long enough, you will eventually see it all.  A page later, the Humanoid exploded.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/humanoid.htm   (2563 words)

 Humanoid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In science fiction, a humanoid is any sentient creature whose body structure resembles that of a human.
Most of the alienss in television and movie science fiction shows are humanoid, since it is easier for an interactive character to be a disguised human actor.
For example, the episode "The Chase" of Star Trek: The Next Generation explained the humanoid denizens of the Star Trek universe by advancing the story of a primordial humanoid civilization that seeded the galaxy with their DNA, thus causing other humanoid species to emerge.
www.theezine.net /h/humanoid.html   (183 words)

 Cover Story: Humanoid Robots Are No Longer Science Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Some day, when humanoid technology is perfected, the robots may be suitable for manufacturing applications, such as working alongside humans on an automotive assembly line.
While many different types of humanoids are being developed in research laboratories around the world, several robots have already made their public debut.
Toyota claims that its humanoid project will be contributing to society because “birthrates and a rapidly aging population are underscoring concerns regarding the need to secure a stable labor force for the future in order for people to be able to enjoy comfortable standards of living.”
www.assemblymag.com /CDA/ArticleInformation/coverstory/BNPCoverStoryItem/0,6490,153882,00.html   (2960 words)

 Idaho National Laboratory - Adaptive Robotics - Humanoid Robotics
Humanoids can adapt and orchestrate existing capabilities as well as create new behaviors using a variety of machine learning techniques.
Humanoids may prove to be the ideal robot design to interact with people.
This site traverses a wide variety of Humanoid Robotics projects throughout the world, explaining the diverse goals of the field and why humanoid robots are uniquely suited to meet these goals.
www.inl.gov /adaptiverobotics/humanoidrobotics   (615 words)

 :: KIBERTRON :: About the project ::
To the present moment are elaborated the main technologies, which are used in humanoid, as with the presence of financial resources we will have the opportunity to accomplish the project and produce a prototype for about 2 years.
It has 28 degrees of freedom, 20 of which are for the fingers, 1 for the palm, 2 for the wrist, 1 for the elbow, 2 for the shoulder and 2 for rotation around its own axis in the forearm and the armpit.
evertheless, our humanoid (and that is the difference with the others) uses and develops systems on the principle of self-education which in our opinion is the key for the realization of extremely complicated and intelligent systems and knots that need great functionality and efficiency and require little computing power.
www.kibertron.com /index.php?l=EN&mod=kibertron&form=page&page=37   (977 words)

 The Humanoid
THE HUMANOID is pretty standard-issue in terms of animation for an 80s OVA, which means that it's not particularly great but not terrible.
Because the thing is all plot and no substance, it does mean that it moves along at a brisk clip from point A to point B. However, it's like speeding 90 miles an hour through the Arizona desert...you'll get across the state pretty quick, but you're not going to see anything interesting along the way.
The reason I think THE HUMANOID must have been chopped up somewhere along the production line is because the emotional reactions to major events are still there.
www.theanimereview.com /reviews/humanoid.html   (777 words)

 Why are there no humanoid aliens in Orion's Arm?
There is no real prohibition against 2 arms/2 legs in our scenario, or in the real universe; however an upright tailess biped with a human-like arrangement of sensory organs on a distinct head would be quite a rare arrangement.
As a hard science setting, we feel the universe is far to wild and amazing a place to have something as tame as the prototypical humanoid as the norm for sophont lifeforms.
He also imagines plant people, who are symbiotic with a fixed root system; centaurs that have evolved into bipeds through the fusion of front and rear limbs, and echinoderm-like creatures (5-armed starfish) wich have evolved bipedalism, leaving three arms free to form the upper body.
www.orionsarm.com /intro/why_no_humanoid_aliens.html   (428 words)

 Dr. Joanne Pransky World's First Robotic Psychiatrist - Humanoid Links
The humanoid certainly needs to have some set of emotions, even if they are machine-based, in order to be able to function with humans.
The majority of humanoid development is occurring in Japan where half of its registered engineers are centered on robot intelligence and related fields.
This award winning site features anything and everything that is being done in the humanoid world, including the world's greatest android projects, domestic robots available for purchase today, entertainment and personal androids, and the world's largest robotic sites.
www.robot.md /humanoidlinks   (624 words)

 Humanoid Encounters In Malaysia - UFO Evidence
Though reports of the other UFO categories bear similarity to the global sightings, encounters with humanoids in Malaysia on the record so far are in a class of their own.
It is said that one of the creatures was actually caught by the boys, which attracted the attention of a teacher.
From these reports there were 5 cases of close encounter with tiny humanoids and 2 other cases and 2 other cases reported from East Malaysia but no UFO was sighted.
www.ufoevidence.org /documents/doc1038.htm   (2232 words)

 ASIMO Humanoid Robot - Honda Robotic Technology Tours N America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
At the NYSE ceremony, the 4 foot ASIMO robot ascended a set of stairs on the bell podium, shook hands with NYSE Chairman and CEO Richard Grasso, rang the opening bell and waved and clapped along with hundreds of traders on the floor of the Exchange.
An unprecedented achievement in humanoid robotics technology, ASIMO has already provided benefits to Honda through the challenges its development has presented to the company.
Work to develop an advanced humanoid robot began in 1986, when Honda established a research center focused on fundamental technologies, including humanoid robotics.
asimo.honda.com /docs/News/newsarticle_0008.asp   (914 words)

 humanoid robot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The humanoid robots developed until now are mostly very heavy and hence there exists a danger that they may destroy the surrownding environment and even injure their operators.
In our laboratory, we have developed a humanoid robot closer to the size of a human being but very light in weight with a high level of flexibility and versatility, and able to execute self-supported action.
This under development humanoid robot has 30 degrees of freedom.
www.space.mech.tohoku.ac.jp /research/saika3/saika3-e.html   (368 words)

 World's greatest android projects
The Electrotechnical Laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan is building a humanoid at the Humanoid Interaction Laboratory under the direction of professor Yasuo Kuniyoshi.
Their humanoid has a head with four eyes (two for close up and two for distance), two arms and a torso, but it has no legs yet.
A Humanoid Robot System is being developed at the Intelligent Robotics Research Center of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology in Seoul, Korea.
www.androidworld.com /prod01.htm   (4027 words)

 Review: The Humanoid
The sad part is, The Humanoid isn't Go Nagai bad--it's not offensive, or terribly ugly, or incredibly cheesy--it's just unengaging, very poorly made, and for the most part flat-out boring.
There are only three good things worth mentioning about The Humanoid: It's over mercifully quickly, the main characters are all strangely obsessed with coffee (it seems to be some sort of metaphor), and there are a couple of decent action scenes, including a surprisingly engaging treetop arial chase.
And the character designs run from the metallic-sexy and relatively realistic-looking humanoid Antoinette to characters that are so generic they probably didn't even need a character designer.
animeworld.com /reviews/humanoid.html   (757 words)

 Humanoid Robotics Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
between Fukuoka City and the Humanoid Robotics Institute, and the establishment of HRI Fukuoka branch.
Three humanoid robots of HRI are invited for demonstration at the Lille2004 exhibitoin "Robots!".
Robodex 2002 : four anthropomorphic robots are exhibited at ROBODEX2002 (Pacifico Yokohama, Mar 27-31, 2002): WAMOEBA (Waseda amoeba, Waseda Artificial Mind On Emotion BAse) -2Ri, Anthropomorphic Flutist Robot WF3-RVIII, Human-like Head Robot WE-3RV, Human Collaborative Robot iSHA.
www.humanoid.rise.waseda.ac.jp   (272 words)

 New Scientist Breaking News - Humanoid robot conducts Beethoven symphony
The 58-centimetre-tall humanoid robot led the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in a unique rendition of Beethoven's 5th symphony during a concert held at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo on 15 March.
In the last year or two, a number of humanoid robots have demonstrated human-like tricks, such as martial arts displays and dance moves.
But these experts also all agree that humanoid robots in general still have one serious challenge to overcome: navigating rough or unpredictable terrain.
www.newscientist.com /article.ns?id=dn4845   (396 words)

 Ex Astris Scientia - Treknology Encyclopedia A-K
For humanoids, assimilation implies transformation into a drone, thereby completely losing their individuality.
They are born as normal humanoids and later assimilated.
The formerly humanoid drones are equipped with several implants and are connected to each other and to their ship via subspace links.
www.ex-astris-scientia.org /treknology1.htm   (7234 words)

 CIOL : News : Humanoid robot 'nuvo' up for grabs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Tokyo-based ZMP, a company specializing in humanoid robots, created the robot, nuvo, in less than a year.
Humanoid robots are robots that look, walk and act like human beings.
Robot nuvo (from the French word for new) is a 15-inch tall robot that can walk forward and backward on two legs, pick itself up when it falls, and respond instantly when ordered to stop or go.
www.ciol.com /content/news/2005/105072110.asp   (353 words)

 EETimes.com - Humanoid robots march to market in Japan
A nation that grew up on Atom the boy robot and a bevy of other humanoid cartoon 'bots gaped as this Tin Man from Honda walked, bowed and waved to the crowd during NHK's splashy New Year's Eve TV gala, an annual fete that draws an audience rating of up to 50 percent.
The image in Japan, largely inspired by the cartoon culture, is of robots serving as human helpmates, and that is how the trio of robot makers is pitching the humanoid models they are bringing to market here.
Subsequent work evolved into the humanoid P1, P2 and P3 and culminated in Asimo, a more nimble, downsized "people-friendly" version that stands 48 inches tall — about the size of a first-grader — vs. 64 inches and a strapping 268 pounds for the P3.
www.eetimes.com /story/OEG20010111S0019   (2574 words)

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