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Humanoid Robots

New Developments

Edited by Armando Carlos De Pina Filho

Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

For many years, the human being has been trying, in all ways, to recreate the complex mechanisms that form the human body. Such task is extremely complicated and the results are not totally satisfactory. However, with increasing technological advances based on theoretical and experimental researches, man gets, in a way, to copy or to imitate some systems of the human body. These researches not only intended to create humanoid robots, great part of them constituting autonomous systems, but also, in some way, to offer a higher knowledge of the systems that form the human body, objectifying possible applications in the technology of rehabilitation of human beings, gathering in a whole studies related not only to Robotics, but also to Biomechanics, Biomimmetics, Cybernetics, among other areas. This book presents a series of researches inspired by this ideal, carried through by various researchers worldwide, looking for to analyze and to discuss diverse subjects related to humanoid robots. The presented contributions explore aspects about robotic hands, learning, language, vision and locomotion.

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Humanoid RobotsNew DevelopmentsEdited by Armando Carlos De Pina Filho

Published: June 1st 2007

DOI: 10.5772/39

ISBN: 978-3-902613-00-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5807-3

Copyright year: 2007

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121 Crossref Citations

113 Web of Science Citations

212 Dimensions Citations


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1. Design of Modules and Components for Humanoid Robots

By Albert Albers, Sven Brudniok, Jens Ottnad, Christian Sauter and Korkiat Sedchaicharn


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2. Gait Transition from Quadrupedal to Bipedal Locomotion of an Oscillator-driven Biped Robot

By Shinya Aoi and Kazuo Tsuchiya


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3. Estimation of the Absolute Orientation of a Five-Link Walking Robot with Passive Feet

By Yannick Aoustin, Gaetan Garcia and Philippe Lemoine


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4. Teaching a Robotic Child - Machine Learning Strategies for a Humanoid Robot from Social Interactions

By Artur Arsenio


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5. Biped Gait Generation and Control Based on Mechanical Energy Constraint

By Fumihiko Asano, Masaki Yamakita, Norihiro Kamamichi and Zhi-Wei Luo


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6. Dynamic Simulation of Single and Combined Trajectory Path Generation and Control of A Seven Link Biped Robot

By Ahmad Bagheri


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7. Analytical Criterions for the Generation of Highly Dynamic Gaits for Humanoid Robots: Dynamic Propulsion Criterion and Dynamic Propulsion Potential

By Olivier Bruneau and Anthony David


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8. Design of a Humanoid Robot Eye

By Giorgio Cannata and Marco Maggiali


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9. Multicriteria Optimal Humanoid Robot Motion Generation

By Genci Capi, Yasuo Nasu, Mitsuhiro Yamano and Kazuhisa Mitobe


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10. An Incremental Fuzzy Algorithm for the Balance of Humanoid Robots

By Erik Cuevas, Daniel Zaldivar, Ernesto Tapia and Raul Rojas


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11. Spoken Language and Vision for Adaptive Human-Robot Cooperation

By Peter Ford Dominey


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12. Collision-Free Humanoid Reaching: Past, Present and Future

By Evan Drumwright and Maja Mataric


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13. Minimum Energy Trajectory Planning for Biped Robots

By Yasutaka Fujimoto


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14. Real-Time Vision Based Mouth Tracking and Parameterization for a Humanoid Imitation Task

By Sabri Gurbuz, Naomi Inoue and Gordon Cheng


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15. Clustered Regression Control of a Biped Robot Model

By Olli Haavisto and Heikki Hyotyniemi


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16. Sticky Hands

By Joshua G. Hale and Frank E. Pollick


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17. Central Pattern Generators for Gait Generation in Bipedal Robots

By Almir Heralic, Krister Wolff and Mattias Wahde


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18. Copycat Hand - Robot Hand Generating Imitative Behaviour at High Speed and with High Accuracy

By Kiyoshi Hoshino


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19. Energy-Efficient Walking for Biped Robot Using Self-Excited Mechanism and Optimal Trajectory Planning

By Qingjiu Huang and Kyosuke Ono


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20. Geminoid: Teleoperated Android of an Existing Person

By Shuichi Nishio, Hiroshi Ishiguro and Norihiro Hagita


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21. Obtaining Humanoid Robot Controller Using Reinforcement Learning

By Masayoshi Kanoh and Hidenori Itoh


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22. Reinforcement Learning Algorithms in Humanoid Robotics

By Dusko Katic and Miomir Vukobratovic


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23. A Designing of Humanoid Robot Hands in Endo Skeleton and Exoskeleton Styles

By Ichiro Kawabuchi


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24. Assessment of the Impressions of Robot Bodily Expressions Using Electroencephalogram Measurement of Brain Activity

By A. Khiat, M. Toyota, Y. Matsumoto and T. Ogasawara


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25. Advanced Humanoid Robot Based on the Evolutionary Inductive Self-Organizing Network

By Dongwon Kim and Gwi-Tae Park


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26. Balance-Keeping Control of Upright Standing in Biped Human Beings and its Application for Stability Assessment

By Yifa Jiang Hidenori Kimura


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27. Experiments on Embodied Cognition: A Bio-Inspired Approach for Robust Biped Locomotion

By Frank Kirchner, Sebastian Bartsch and Jose DeGea


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28. A Human Body Model for Articulated 3D Pose Tracking

By Steffen Knoop, Stefan Vacek and Rudiger Dillmann


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29. Drum Beating and a Martial Art Bojutsu Performed by a Humanoid Robot

By Atsushi Konno, Takaaki Matsumoto, Yu Ishida, Daisuke Sato and Masaru Uchiyama


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30. On Foveated Gaze Control and Combined Gaze and Locomotion Planning

By Kolja Kuhnlenz, Georgios Lidoris, Dirk Wollherr and Martin Buss


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31. Vertical Jump: Biomechanical Analysis and Simulation Study

By Jan Babic and Jadran Lenarcic


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32. Planning Versatile Motions for Humanoid in a Complex Environment

By Tsai-Yen Li and Pei-Zhi Huang


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