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Humanlike robots – synthetically mimicking humans

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dc.contributor.author Bar-Cohen, Yoseph
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-13T23:57:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-13T23:57:19Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-11
dc.identifier.citation SEM XII International Congress & Exposition on Experimental & Applied Mechanics, Costa Mesa, California, June 11, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-1790
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42451
dc.description.abstract Nature inspired many inventions and the field of technology that is based on the mimicking or inspiration of nature is widely known as Biomimetics and it is increasingly leading to many new capabilities. There are numerous examples of biomimetic successes including the copying of fins for swimming, and the inspiration of the insects and birds flight. More and more commercial implementations of biomimetics are appearing and behaving lifelike and applications are emerging that are important to our daily life. Making humanlike robots is the ultimate challenge to biomimetics and, for many years, it was considered science fiction, but such robots are becoming an engineering reality. Advances in producing such robot are allowing them to perform impressive functions and tasks. The development of such robots involves addressing many challenges and is raising concerns that are related to fear of their application implications and potential ethical issues. In this paper, the state-of-the-art of humanlike robots, potential applications and challenges will be reviewed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject robotics en_US
dc.subject humanlike en_US
dc.subject actuators en_US
dc.subject sensors en_US
dc.title Humanlike robots – synthetically mimicking humans en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics en_US


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