MIT developed a two-legged planar running machine called Planar Biped. It has a flexible body, uses single-legged algorithms and is used to study movements on rough topography.
Shadow Robot Company developed a wooden humanoid called Shadow Biped. It has muscles and equipment mounted on its skeletal frame which is made up of wood from maple tree.
Austria's JKU Linz offers students 110 educational institutes, including the Institute for Robotics (ROBIN). This Institute is dedicated to looking at a better technology and robotics platform that can be beneficial not only for the school but also for…
MIT’s Leg Laboratory is one of the premier robotics research labs in the U.S. This lab created the Uniroo and 3D Biped robots, which appeared in the film “Rising Sun.” Devoted to developing dynamic-legged robots, Leg Laboratory has developed one-legged…
Delft Biorobotics Laboratory aims at developing safe, efficient and novel robotic systems with biology related applications and/or biologically inspired designs, such as robotic arms that can be used for rehabilitation and bipedal walking machines.
Japan's Gifu National College of Technology is a premier institution for technology and engineering. Robotics are an important part of the technology program. Along with the SPICA and ZiN robots, the college has collaborated with some researchers from…
The Politecnico di Torino is an engineering public university. The institution stands as the oldest technical university in Italy. It also has its own Robotics Center where researchers have developed a biped humanoid robot, known as the IsaacRobot.
The Sabanci University Robotics Research Laboratory Platform is part of the school's commitment to academic excellence and providing students with all the skills they need to succeed after graduation. The lab's recent work includes the SURALP humanoid…
Japan’s most prestigious university, the University of Tokyo, has the highest ranking in Asia. The school’s JSK Laboratory does extensive robotics work in a wide range of fields. Recently, the lab unveiled its HRP3L-JSK robot; a bipedal robot that can…
OmniZero.9 is transforming robot that can go from a bipedal humanoid robot to a rolling vehicle. It competed in the ROBO-ONE, a humanoid robot competition in Japan, and passed the qualifying rounds. OmniZero.9 has wheeled shoulders and its head tilts…
KDDI and I Bee of Japan developed a bipedal humanoid called Pirkus-R. It has the ability to see objects and faces, verify the faces against its own database and recognize them.
Pneuborn-13, Pneuborn-7ii's elder sister, explores the role of the musculoskeletal system in bipedal walking. Its knees and ankles are capable of flexion and extension.
Built by PAL Robotics, REEM-B is a humanoid service robot that is designed to help humans with daily tasks. REEM-B is capable of speech interaction, face recognition, biped walking and traversing stairs.
Developed by Pal Robotics, REEM-C is a robotic platform that is created to use and implement algorithms easily. Aimed at research and academic users, REEM-C integrates the best expertise in robust platforms and biped robots to enable the development of…
Robotsfx created the bipedal robot Remo as a robot kit. It is designed to be an easy-to-assemble humanoid robot. Remo is also easy to program and can control its own center of gravity. It has 2 cameras and pressure-sensitive foot sensors for easy walking.
Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, Spain developed a humanoid called RH-0. It is the first robot of the RH series, and can walk, control lightweight objects and recognize objects.
Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, Spain developed a bipedal humanoid called RH-1. It can work autonomously alongside humans, shake hands, lift objects and operate doors.
Niederrhein University and H&S Robots developed the female version of Rhoni called the Rhonietta. It is a more advanced humanoid with artificial eyelashes and embracing arms.
RT Corporation's RIC robot is a customizable entertainment robot. This humanoid is ideal for product promotion or marketing gimmicks; it can be dressed up in different costumes and fit different personalities. It is bipedal and can talk and make gestures.
Singapore Polytechnic developed a team of soccer playing humanoids called Robo-Erectus. Powered by a lithium polymer battery, they can walk, run, climb stairs and kick a ball.
Takara Tomy of Japan developed a bipedal called ROBO-Q. It is the world's smallest walking humanoid, and can be programmed to solve mazes and play soccer with other robots.
Mechatrax developed Robocatcher which is the world’s first two-legged robot amusement machine. Operated with a special game console, it can catch an object with its graspers.
China’s Cantata International Ltd. developed a humanoid called Robone. It has two modes for easy and sophisticated operations. It contains grippers in its arms and can work very fast.
Robonova 1 is a 1-foot humanoid robot. Usually sold as a kit that can be assembled in 6-8 hours, it can walk, run, flip, dance, and do cartwheels and one-handed pushups.
Giorgi Publisher and IXS Research Corporation developed a small humanoid called Robonox. This bipedal robot autonomously stands up after falling, and can do somersaults and push-ups.
George Mason University developed three humanoids called RoboPatriots. They play soccer and are used to study motion and path planning, multiple robot coordination, etc.
WowWee’s Robosapien V2 takes biomorphic robots to the next level. It has all the abilities of V1, and lots of new ones such as standing and verbal response capabilities.
Robovie-M is a humanoid robot created by Team Osaka. It can play soccer and has programmable moves. Robovie-M is a build-it-yourself robot with an optional remote control.
Robovie Nano is an entertainment robot created by Vstone. This small robot can walk, do cartwheels and side flips, and is fully customizable with RobovieMaker2 software
National University of Singapore developed a soccer playing robot called RoPE I. This bipedal robot can detect a ball, approach it, dribble it, carry the ball and make a goal.
National University of Singapore developed a soccer playing robot called RoPE II. This autonomous bipedal humanoid can kick a ball and modify its motion depending on situations.
National University of Singapore developed a humanoid called RoPE II. Made of aluminum and extra sensors, it can find its location and coordinates, and has a sense of direction.
The ROPID robot by Robo Garage can walk, run, and jump with impressive speed. It can also talk and respond to voice commands, and has big anime eyes and a cute mouth.
The RS Media entertainment robot interacts with humans through multiple sensors. It can respond to speech, sit, and walk. It can also play movies on its LCD screen.
Tao Geng from University of Glasgow developed a bipedal robot called RunBot which has the record for highest speed. It has simple structure and advanced sensory algorithms.
Japan’s Tohoku University developed a robot of the Saika series called Saika-4. It is a research platform for intelligent robotics, and has modem, gyroscope and motor drivers.
University of Tokyo developed a bipedal humanoid called Sasuke. A remote brained robot, Sasuke has CCD camera as its eyes, can navigate places and carry loads while walking.
The LIRMM developed a biologically inspired robot called Sherpa. This robot has human like capabilities, can interact with environment and is designed to carry heavy loads.
Atsuo Takanishi’s Laboratory and Tmsuk developed a humanoid called Shinpo. It is the first to walk with straight knees, and can play Janken, move wrists and climb stairs.
Katsuhisa Ito created a humanoid called Silf H1 out of passion for robotics. It did not have arms due to low funding but was the main attraction and won the Robotics Society Award.
Less sophisticated than the Spring Flamingo, Spring Turkey was mothballed in 1996. The planar bipedal robot had an un-actuated boom to prevent roll and lateral movement.
Advance Industrial Science and Technology developed a bipedal dinosaur robot called T-REX that can roar and walk on its two feet. It has 27 joint axes and has a realistic motion.
The Taiwan Tech 2-Wheeled Robot was created to entertain consumers. It is a humanoid robot with two wheels. Taiwan Tech 2-Wheeled Robot can read music. Its LogiTech QuickCam Sphere webcam gives it 98% accuracy for note recognition. It also plays drums…
David Buckley developed an educational biped robot called TecFoot. It is powered by five servomotors, and can walk on two legs by shifting its weight from one leg to the other.
The University of Tokyo developed a humanoid called Theta to study the free-swinging dynamics of humanoid walking. It has a double spherical hip joint and a hybrid knee joint.
The National Taiwan University of Science and Technology developed two humanoids called Thomas and Janet. They have silicon facial muscles and can kiss each other realistically.
TITECH developed a dinosaur robot called TITRUS-III. It uses its tail as a third leg for stability and its head as manipulator, and sways its long neck and tail to maintain balance. Although it was never developed full scale, it inspired the development…
Peter Dilworth from MIT developed a bipedal dinosaur robot called Troody. This autonomous robot has sensors, joints and on-board computer to guide it to walk, run and jump.
The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain developed a full sized humanoid robot called UC-3M. It can walk at different paces, and can interact with people and other robots.
Austrobot developed a biped robot called V3. It has two-axis accelerometers in its hip and four force sensing resistors in the footplates, which make its motion more human-like.
The Wabian-2 robot was developed to help in the design of exercise rehabilitation equipment. It can do exercises with humans and test the rehab equipment before it is used by a person. The Wabian-2 is controlled by a computer attached to its back. Scientists…
The Waseda University in Japan developed a humanoid called WABIAN-R. Using its control and coordination method, it can walk, dance with a partner, wave its arms and carry objects.
Developed by Waseda University, the Wabian R-II is a bipedal prototype robot. It is the predecessor of Wabian 2. The Wabian R-II is capable of measuring ground reaction forces through torque sensors on its ankles. It has 43 degrees of freedom and voice…
The WABIAN R-III was developed by Waseda University. It is a prototype humanoid robot. The WABIAN R-III can walk in multiple directions, dance, and show emotions. It is a more refined version of the WABIAN-2 robot, with 43 degrees of freedom and a balance…
The WABIAN-RIV is the predecessor of the WABIAN-2. It is a walking humanoid robot. The WABIAN-RIV Can walk forwards, backwards and sideways. Linear actuators installed in its legs help its developers to study its movement and work toward creating the…
Ichiro Kato developed an anthropomorphic robot called WABOT 1. It has limb control system and vision system. It can communicate, measure distance and direction, and transport objects.
Kazuhisa Terasaki developed Weird 72 as a successor to Weird 7. It is a wooden robot which can lie down like a dead and then come back to life. It can also use a rope to skip.
Chinese National University of Defense Technology developed Xianxingzhe after getting inspired by the Japanese and the Americans. This bipedal humanoid robot can stand up and walk. Although criticized by many Japanese robot-makers, Xianxingzhe became…
China’s Dagu Hi-Tech Electronic Co., Ltd. developed a two-legged humanoid robot called YETI 3000 which is a looks like the hairy giant living in the Himalayan Mountains, the Yeti.