Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Humanoid'
n : an automaton that resembles a human being [syn: android, mechanical
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.[See more about Humanoid at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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- NASA upgrades humanoid robot in space
The 300-pound humanoid robot working on the International Space Station is in the midst of getting a series of upgrades, including new processors and software in preparation of having a pair of legs attached to it. Read more on this news related to 'Humanoid'
- VIDEO: Humanoid robot opens bottles
Honda has launched the latest generation of its humanoid robot ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility). Read more on this news related to 'Humanoid'
- The Latest Version of NAO, NAO EVOLUTION in the Line up for the RoboCup: the Robots' Version of the FIFA World Cup in ...
From July 21st until July 24th, Aldebaran, the World leader in humanoid robotics, will be showcasing at the RoboCup in Joao Pessoa (Brazil) its latest generation of NAO, NAO EVOLUTION, with its NAOqi 2.0™ operating system. For the 7th year running, Aldebaran and its NAO will be taking part in the RoboCup: the international robotics competition founded in 1997 by Read more on this news related to 'Humanoid'