Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Humanoid Robots

Human-like Machines

In this book the variety of humanoid robotic research can be obtained. This book is divided in four parts: Hardware Development: Components and Systems, Biped Motion: Walking, Running and Self-orientation, Sensing the Environment: Acquisition, Data Processing and Control and Mind Organisation: Learning and Interaction. The first part of the book deals with remarkable hardware developments, whereby complete humanoid robotic systems are as well described as partial solutions. In the second part diverse results around the biped motion of humanoid robots are presented. The autonomous, efficient and adaptive two-legged walking is one of the main challenge in humanoid robotics. The two-legged walking will enable humanoid robots to enter our environment without rearrangement. Developments in the field of visual sensors, data acquisition, processing and control are to be observed in third part of the book. In the fourth part some "mind building" and communication technologies are presented.

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Humanoid RobotsHuman-like MachinesEdited by Matthias Hackel

Published: June 1st 2007

DOI: 10.5772/37

ISBN: 978-3-902613-07-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5805-9

Copyright year: 2007

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116830 Total Chapter Downloads

63 Crossref Citations

105 Web of Science Citations

195 Dimensions Citations


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1. Design of an Assistive Gait Device for Strength Endurance and Rehabilitation

By K. H. Low, Xiaopeng Liu and Haoyong Yu


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2. A Novel Anthropomorphic Robot Hand and its Master Slave System

By Tetsuya Mouri and Haruhisa Kawasaki


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3. Development of Biped Humanoid Robots at the Humanoid Robot Research Center, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

By Ill-Woo Park, Jung-Yup Kim, Jungho Lee, Min-Su Kim, Baek-Kyu Cho and Jun-Ho Oh


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4. Multipurpose Low-Cost Humanoid Platform and Modular Control Software Development

By Filipe Silva and Vítor Santos


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5. Artificial Muscles for Humanoid Robots

By Bertrand Tondu


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6. Development of a CORBA-based Humanoid Robot and its Applications

By Yasuo Nasu, Genci Capi, Hanafiah Yussof, Mitsuhiro Yamano and Masahiro Ohka


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7. Stability Analysis of a Simple Active Biped Robot with a Torso on Level Ground Based on Passive Walking Mechanisms

By Terumasa Narukawa, Masaki Takahashi and Kazuo Yoshida


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8. Inertial Forces Posture Control for Humanoid Robots Locomotion

By Victor Nunez, Nelly Nadjar-Gauthier, Kazuhito Yokoi, Pierre Blazevic and Olivier Stasse


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9. Towards Adaptive Control Strategy for Biped Robots

By Christophe Sabourin, Kurosh Madan and Olivier Bruneau


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10. Reinforcement Learning of Stable Trajectory for Quasi-Passive Dynamic Walking of an Unstable Biped Robot

By Tomohiro Shibata, Kentarou Hitomoi, Yutaka Nakamura and Shin Ishii


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11. An Adaptive Biped Gait Generation Scheme Utilizing Characteristics of Various Gaits

By Kengo Toda and Ken Tomiyama


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12. Momentum Compensation for the Fast Dynamic Walk of Humanoids Based on the Pelvic Rotation of Contact Sport Athletes

By Jun Ueda, Kenji Shirae, Shingo Oda and Tsukasa Ogasawara


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13. Vision-based Motion Control of a Biped Robot Using 2 DOF Gaze Control Structure

By Shun Ushida and Koichiro Deguchi


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14. Limit Cycle Walking

By Daan G.E. Hobbelen and Martijn Wisse


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15. A Human-Like Approach to Footstep Planning

By Yasar Ayaz, Khalid Munawar, Mohammad Bilal Malik, Atsushi Konno and Masaru Uchiyama


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16. Mixed Logic Dynamical Modeling and On Line Optimal Control of Biped Robot

By Yingjie Yin and Shigeyuki Hosoe


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17. Bipedal Walking Pattern Design by Synchronizing the Motions in the Sagittal and Lateral Planes

By Chi Zhu and Atsuo Kawamura


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18. Generating Natural Motion in an Android by Mapping Human Motion

By Daisuke Matsui, Takashi Minato, Karl F. MacDorman and Hiroshi Ishiguro


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19. Towards an Interactive Humanoid Companion with Visual Tracking Modalities

By Paulo Menezes, Frederic Lerasle, Jorge Dias and Thierry Germa


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20. Methods for Environment Recognition Based on Active Behaviour Selection and Simple Sensor History

By Takahiro Miyashita, Reo Matsumura, Kazuhiko Shinozawa, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Norihiro Hagita


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21. Simulation Study on Acquisition Process of Locomotion by Using an Infant Robot

By Katsuyoshi Tsujita and Tatsuya Masuda


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22. Visual Attention and Distributed Processing of Visual Information for the Control of Humanoid Robots

By Ales Ude, Jan Moren and Gordon Cheng


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23. Visual Guided Approach-to-Grasp for Humanoid Robots

By Yang Shen, De Xu, Min Tan and Ze-Min Jiang


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24. Dexterous Humanoid Whole-Body Manipulation by Pivoting

By Eiichi Yoshida, Vincent Hugel, Pierre Blazevic, Kazuhito Yokoi and Kensuke Harada


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25. Imitation Learning Based Talking Heads in Humanoid Robotics

By Enzo Mumolo and Massimiliano Nolich


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26. Bilinear Time Delay Neural Network System for Humanoid Robot Software

By Fumio Nagashima


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27. Robot Learning by Active Imitation

By Juan Pedro Bandera, Rebeca Marfil, Luis Molina Tanco, Juan Antonio Rodriguez, Antonio Bandera and Francisco Sandoval


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28. Affective Communication Model with Multimodality for Humanoids

By Hyun Seung Yang, Yong-Ho Seo, Il-Woong Jeong and Ju-Ho Lee


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29. Communication Robots in Real Environments

By Masahiro Shiomi, Takayuki Kanda, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Norihiro Hagita


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30. Neural Control of Actions Involving Different Coordinate Systems

By Cornelius Weber, Mark Elshaw, Jochen Triesch and Stefan Wermter


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31. Towards Tutoring an Interactive Robot

By Britta Wrede, Katharina J. Rohlfing, Thorsten P. Spexard and Jannik Fritsch


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32. Intuitive Multimodal Interaction with Communication Robot Fritz

By Maren Bennewitz, Felix Faber, Dominik Joho and Sven Behnke


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33. Hierarchical Reactive Control for Soccer Playing Humanoid Robots

By Sven Behnke, Jorg Stuckler, Hauke Strasdat and Michael Schreiber


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