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Humanoid Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    humanoid n : an automaton that resembles a human being [syn: android, mechanical man}]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Humanoid'


A humanoid (from English human and -oid "resembling") is something that has an appearance resembling a human being. The term first appeared in 1912 to refer to fossils which were morphologically similar to, but not identical with, those of the human skeleton. More generally, the term can refer to anything with uniquely human characteristics and/or adaptations, such as possessing apposable appendage (thumbs) or the ability to walk in an upright position.

A humanoid robot is a robot that is based on the general structure of a human, such as a robot that walks on two legs and has an upper torso, or a robot that has two arms, two legs and a head. A humanoid robot does not necessarily look convincingly like a real person, for example the ASIMO humanoid robot has a helmet instead of a face.

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  • He can't dance but he's fit to print
    Meet InMoov. This C-3PO-like humanoid robot won't be able to boogie down, beat you at chess, or even fetch a cup of tea, but it's special for another reason.It's the first humanoid robot 3D-printed in New Zealand.Each component... Read more on this news related to 'Humanoid'
  • Video Friday: Google Delivery Drones, Strange Robot Game, and Humanoid Does Ice Bucket Challenge
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  • Robots to teach in Abu Dhabi school
    Robots and humanoids to take over classrooms at private school  Robots will soon be teaching basic math and other subjects at a private school in Abu Dhabi. Merryland International School in Mussafah has launched what it claims is the first robotic lab in a UAE school, with more than 30 cutting edge robots including humanoids with built-in intelligence. Humanoid Read more on this news related to 'Humanoid'

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