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

  • Duran B
  • Thill S
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The purpose of this chapter is both to review the current state of the art in robotics and to identify some of the challenges that the field has yet to face. This is done and illustrated by following an imaginary roboticist, Rob, who is currently designing a new humanoid robot from scratch. Rob’s ultimate vision is that this robot will be humanoid in the sense that it possesses the abilities of a human being. Therefore, his initial aim is to identify relevant work as well as areas in which innovations are still needed.




Duran, B., & Thill, S. (2012). Rob’s Robot: Current and Future Challenges for Humanoid Robots. In The Future of Humanoid Robots - Research and Applications. InTech.

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