Humanoid Robotics: A Reference

  • Ambarish Goswami
  • Prahlad Vadakkepat
Living reference work

Table of contents

  1. Bruno Siciliano, Oussama Khatib
    Pages 1-6
  2. Florin Dzeladini, Nadine Ait-Bouziad, Auke Ijspeert
    Pages 1-35
  3. Michael Bloesch, Marco Hutter
    Pages 1-29
  4. Federico L. Moro, Luis Sentis
    Pages 1-23
  5. Jerry Pratt, Christian Ott, Sang-Ho Hyon
    Pages 1-7
  6. Tomomichi Sugihara
    Pages 1-10
  7. Tamim Asfour, Rüdiger Dillmann, Nikolaus Vahrenkamp, Martin Do, Mirko Wächter, Christian Mandery et al.
    Pages 1-32
  8. Taher Abbas Shangari, Soroush Sadeghnejad, Jacky Baltes
    Pages 1-9
  9. Arianna Curioni, Gunther Knoblich, Natalie Sebanz
    Pages 1-19
  10. Fraser Smith
    Pages 1-11
  11. Amit Kumar Pandey, Rodolphe Gelin
    Pages 1-16
  12. Clément Gosselin
    Pages 1-11
  13. Lorenzo Natale, Chiara Bartolozzi, Francesco Nori, Giulio Sandini, Giorgio Metta
    Pages 1-33
  14. Katja Mombaur
    Pages 1-38
  15. Masahiro Doi, Yuichiro Nakajima
    Pages 1-50

About this book


Handbook of Humanoids provides a comprehensive compilation of developments in the conceptualization, design and development of humanoid robots and related technologies. Human beings have built the environment they occupy (living spaces, instruments and vehicles) to suit two-legged systems. Building systems, especially in robotics, that are compatible with the well established, human-based surroundings and which could naturally interact with humans is an ultimate goal for all researches and engineers. Humanoid Robots are systems (i.e. robots) which mimic human behaviour. Humanoids provide a platform to study the construction of systems that behave and interact like humans. A broad range of applications ranging from daily housework to complex medical surgery, deep ocean exploration, and other potentially dangerous tasks are possible using humanoids. In addition, the study of humanoid robotics provides a platform to understand the mechanisms and offers a physical visual of how humans interact, think, and react with the surroundings and how such behaviours could be reassembled and reconstructed. Currently, the most challenging issue with bipedal humanoids is to make them balance on two legs, The purportedly simple act of finding the best balance that enables easy walking, jumping and running requires some of the most sophisticated development of robotic systems- those that will ultimately mimic fully the diversity and dexterity of human beings. Other typical human-like interactions such as complex thought and conversations on the other hand, also pose barriers for the development of humanoids because we are yet to understand fully the way in which we humans interact with our environment and consequently to replicate this in humanoids.

Editors and affiliations

  • Ambarish Goswami
    • 1
  • Prahlad Vadakkepat
    • 2
  1. 1.Intuitive Surgical SunnyvaleUSA
  2. 2.SingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7194-9