Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Humanoid Robots

Ramana Vinjamuri

Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. Vinjamuri worked as a postdoctoral fellow (2008–2012) in the field of brain-machine interfaces (BMI) to control prosthesis in the School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, and as a research assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University (2012–2013), while currently settling as an assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

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Collaborative Robots Human Humanoid Collaborative Carrying Human-Robot Collaboration Human-Robot Interaction Robot Kinematics and Dynamics Grasp Controllers Posture Controllers Whole-Body Motion Controllers Future Challenges Adaptability Optimization Design Automation

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In this thriving age of technology, Transformers, Ex Machina, Iron Man, and Terminator there is little science fiction left as most of it became reality. Humanoid robots that can efficiently collaborate and work in parallel with humans, or independently or assistively, are today's hot research topic. Given the vast scope of their promising applications in the areas including assistive robots in healthcare, warehouse robots and assembly robots in industry, and combat robots in military, the possible contributions of these upcoming technologies cannot be ignored. With the promising aspirations in applications come challenges in design, implementation, cost and feasibility. Also, the design of these humanoid robots involves deeper understanding of the human brain and its control of the body.

This edited volume will focus on three primary topics including but not limited to Collaborative Humanoid Robots, Man-Machine Interaction, and Humanoid Robot Design and Implementation. Each of these three primary areas involves extensive coverage of applications and challenges of humanoid robots such as cobots or collaborative robots, human humanoid collaborative carrying, cooperative systems, human-robot collaboration, human-robot interaction, robot kinematics and dynamics, haptic interfaces, grasp controllers, posture controllers, whole-body motion controllers, and robotic assembly. It is believed that humanoid robots have a promising future to deliver and this would require addressing several challenges in adaptability, optimization and design automation.

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Date completed: October 1st 2020

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Review results due: March 18th 2021

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Expected publication date: May 17th 2021

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Ramana Vinjamuri

Stevens Institute of Technology

Ramana Vinjamuri received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Kakatiya University (India) in 2002. He received his MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University in 2004 specialized in bioinstrumentation. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 2008 specialized in dimensionality reduction in control and coordination of human hand from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow (2008–2012) in the field of brain-machine interfaces (BMI) to control prosthesis in the School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. He also worked as a research assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University (2012–2013). He is currently an assistant professor in Biomedical Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He also holds a secondary appointment as an adjunct assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, India. His research is supported by funding from private foundations and national institutes in the USA.

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