With advances in sensors and control systems, humanoid robots, like DARPA's Atlas, are soon to be working side by side with us in everything from industry to entertainment.
Roboy is a tendon-driven robot designed to emulate humans, right down to the gestation period.
Kenji Ishida wants to build a full-scale Autobot. It all starts with this RC toy.
Baxter is a factory worker robot that's about to take to the floors. It's just the beginning of the robot revolution.
Florida roboticist builds Kate (Kids Avatar Teacher and Entertainer) to keep children of military personnel company while their parents are away. She can play, chat, and even smell smoke.
DARPA trials would apparently involve getting a robot to drive a utility vehicle, enter a locked room, and repair a pump. Eliminating members of the ragtag human Resistance comes later.
Fires, robots, and massive ocean vessels come together at last. The humanoid Saffir robot will soon be handling dangerous firefighting duties on U.S. Navy ships.
As robotics researchers meet to gauge the industry's progress, a look back at some of the more eye-catching humanoid robots to strut their stuff recently.
At the 2011 International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo, power-lifting bots mix it up with the latest humanoids.
Humanoid factory workers and heavy-duty industrial robots mix it up at the 2011 iRex robot trade show in Tokyo.