Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

The Future of Humanoid Robots

Research and Applications

Edited by Riadh Zaier

Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

This book provides state of the art scientific and engineering research findings and developments in the field of humanoid robotics and its applications. It is expected that humanoids will change the way we interact with machines, and will have the ability to blend perfectly into an environment already designed for humans. The book contains chapters that aim to discover the future abilities of humanoid robots by presenting a variety of integrated research in various scientific and engineering fields, such as locomotion, perception, adaptive behavior, human-robot interaction, neuroscience and machine learning. The book is designed to be accessible and practical, with an emphasis on useful information to those working in the fields of robotics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, computational methods and other fields of science directly or indirectly related to the development and usage of future humanoid robots. The editor of the book has extensive R&D experience, patents, and publications in the area of humanoid robotics, and his experience is reflected in editing the content of the book.

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The Future of Humanoid RobotsResearch and ApplicationsEdited by Riadh Zaier

Published: January 20th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1407

ISBN: 978-953-307-951-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5585-0

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

52292 Total Chapter Downloads

34 Crossref Citations

25 Web of Science Citations

74 Dimensions Citations


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1. Performing Periodic Tasks: On-Line Learning, Adaptation and Synchronization with External Signals

By Andrej Gams, Tadej Petrič, Aleš Ude and Leon Žlajpah


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2. Autonomous Motion Adaptation Against Structure Changes Without Model Identification

By Yuki Funabora, Yoshikazu Yano, Shinji Doki and Shigeru Okuma


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3. Design of Oscillatory Neural Network for Locomotion Control of Humanoid Robots

By Riadh Zaier


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4. Grasp Planning for a Humanoid Hand

By Tokuo Tsuji, Kensuke Harada, Kenji Kaneko, Fumio Kanehiro and Kenichi Maruyama


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5. Design of 5 D.O.F Robot Hand with an Artificial Skin for an Android Robot

By Dongwoon Choi, Dong-Wook Lee, Woonghee Shon and Ho-Gil Lee


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6. Development of Multi-Fingered Universal Robot Hand with Torque Limiter Mechanism

By Wataru Fukui, Futoshi Kobayashi and Fumio Kojima


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7. Exoskeleton and Humanoid Robotic Technology in Construction and Built Environment

By T. Bock, T. Linner and W. Ikeda


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8. Affective Human-Humanoid Interaction Through Cognitive Architecture

By Ignazio Infantino


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9. Speech Communication with Humanoids: How People React and How We Can Build the System

By Yosuke Matsusaka


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10. Implementation of a Framework for Imitation Learning on a Humanoid Robot Using a Cognitive Architecture

By Huan Tan


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11. A Multi-Modal Panoramic Attentional Model for Robots and Applications

By Ravi Sarvadevabhatla and Victor Ng-Thow-Hing


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12. User, Gesture and Robot Behaviour Adaptation for Human-Robot Interaction

By Md. Hasanuzzaman and Haruki Ueno


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13. Learning Novel Objects for Domestic Service Robots

By Muhammad Attamimi, Tomoaki Nakamura, Takayuki Nagai, Komei Sugiura and Naoto Iwahashi


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14. Rob’s Robot: Current and Future Challenges for Humanoid Robots

By Boris Durán and Serge Thill


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