Humanoid Robots: Historical Perspective, Overview, and Scope

  • Bruno SicilianoEmail author
  • Oussama Khatib
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This article provides an overview of humanoid robotics. The historical perspective of the field is framed within the development of robotics throughout the last 65 years or so. A brief discussion of the main challenges and their scopes is provided, along with the research trends and their societal implications.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  2. 2.Robotics Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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