One of China’s premiere universities, Zhejiang University was once nicknamed “the Oriental Cambridge.” To address the growing demand for robotics, it established the Institute of Cyber-systems and Control. So far 863 humanoid robots and systems have been…
Founded in 2005, Aldebaran Robotics is a French company that aims at developing, designing and commercializing humanoid robots. The company’s vision is to develop robots that could be used as personal assistants.
The University of Florida’s MIL is home to the SubjuGator, an underwater unmanned vehicle and three-time AUVSI/ONR underwater contest champion. The lab’s primary focus is on such robotics issues as real-time computer vision, robotics kinematics and autonomous…
Based in Barcelona, PAL Robotics is a Spanish company committed to the research and development of humanoid robots. The company aims at providing robotic products and services to help improve the daily work as well as quality of life for its users.
Founded by Tomotaka Takahashi, Robo Garage is a company that creates, invents and designs original and unique humanoid robots known for their fluid motions, smooth and sleek appearance.
USC is one of the leading robotics universities in the U.S. The USC Robotics Research Laboratory works on projects in service and humanoid robots, among others, for everything from Homeland Security to environmental cleanup. The goal of the lab is to…
Taiwan-based Aurora Group developed three humanoid robots named Aurora Kids. They can sing and dance to the beat, and interact with visitors at the Peking University’s gallery.
Before Robos Corporation became defunct, it developed a series of humanoid robots. Kozoh III, the newer model, was enhanced with several head variations and is a bit taller and heavier than the earlier versions. These robots were also used as research…
Leo is a 2D walking robot that is built by the Delft University of Technology for machine learning tests for humanoid robots. The boom construction of this 2D robot enables it to walk in circles and provides power to make sure the learning experiments…
The Yokohama National University developed a series of humanoid robots, the first of which is Mari I. This bipedal walking robot is 120 centimeters tall, weighs 25 kilograms and has 14 degrees of freedom. Its walking design was made using the inverse…
The 5th largest university in Denmark based on number of applicants, Aalborg University has a long academic history. Since 2006, a professor and students from the Department of Mechanic and the Department of Electronic and Systems have been working on…
Being one of the leading research institutions in the world, Germany’s Freie University Berlin is internationally known for its research in the field of humanities, social sciences, and natural and life sciences.
Aldebaran Robotics introduces Companion Robot, Pepper, a robot that can sense and show emotions. Pepper is programmed to recognize human emotions from facial expressions, body language combined with your chosen words and can react accordingly.
Ahra was created as a counterpart to humanoid robot Mahru. She has facial and object recognition and can walk and turn when confronted by obstacles. Ahra can follow simple instruction given by the user. The robot's scent changes depending on its mood.
James Bruton wanted a robot that was completely unique from his others, so the Android 9's main focus was on the use of lightweight materials. The body is mainly built from balsa wood and aluminum, and Tamiya 72004 Worm Gear Gearboxes are used for its…
The AR-100 is a multipurpose humanoid robot used for service, education, and entertainment. It is 35 cm tall, weighs 1.5 kg, and performs a variety of human movements.
The Sumii family's humanoid Arichyon (Arikion) has various sensors and dual cameras. Capable of object and speech recognition, it's a favorite in ROBO-ONE competitions.
Karlsruhe University developed a humanoid called ARMAR which learns based on exploration, observation and action. The goal is to develop reasoning for all things robots perceive.
New Era and St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University developed Arnea which can walk straight, avoid obstacles, remember and distinguish objects, and respond to voice commands.
Athlete Robot has flexible legs that allow it to run and jump. Compressed air and elastic prosthetic blades make this robot capable of human-like movement.
Beijing Institute of Technology developed a humanoid called BeiBei. It can start a conversation with a human, and can perform a series of martial art moves and shadow boxing.
Beijing Institute of Technology developed a humanoid called BHR 1. It can perform ‘Tai Chi’ and can be used in places like toxic-polluted area or terrorist-infested regions.
BHR 3 is an improved version of BHR 2. This bipedal robot can perform Tai-Chi, has force and torque sensors, and has vision and sound recognition. It runs on RT-Linux software.
Dara's primary function is to simulate human behavior with the idea of it being able to perform human tasks in the future. It has voice recognition and follows voice commands.
Fritz is a human communication robot. With human-like arm gestures, speech recognition and facial expressions, it can talk to people and join them in their discussions.
Hajime Research Institute created Hajime Robot 1 as a walking test robot. It is the first in a long series of mecha robots designed by robotic fans for other robotic fans. Hajime Sakamoto, the company's owner, is a mecha fan, which is probably why they…
Hajime Robot 18 continues the improvements of the Hajime series. It has both object recognition and object avoidance. This robot has a sleek, dark appearance because it is black in color. Hajime 18 was a runaway winner in the RoboCup 2006 rough terrain…
Hajime Robot 42 has more improvements but retains important features from previous versions. RS405CB servo motors Futaba actuators help with high speed, all-directional walking. The camera-enabled vision system gives it object detection and avoidance.
KAIST developed the seventh robot in the HanSaRam series called HanSaRam VII. It has five fingers in each hand, can grasp and release objects, and can express hand gestures.
Fujitsu developed the first platform in the HOAP series called HOAP 1. Running on RT-Linux, it contains internal sensors and motors for easy expansion. It can also be bought.
Cognitive Robotics Laboratory in Vanderbilt University built ISAC. It is a humanoid and has pneumatically powered arms. It memorizes information and can display various complex behaviours.
JSK Laboratories at the University of Tokyo created the humanoid KAZ in 2003. The robot is remote-brained, can operate on its own and can control the software of small humanoids.
University of Oxford developed the Marge, a prototype robot for literate artificial intelligence. It contains OCR software, a dictionary and a spellchecker enabling it to scan and read texts.
Gifu developed three small robots, the Nagara robots, named after a river in Japan. These humanoids were designed for human interaction. They have advanced motor skills and can detect and copy human movement. The Nagara robots each stand about 110 cm…
P-Noir is an interactive dance robot made to entertain consumers. This female humanoid robot has a built-in music box which plays “La Chanson De L’adieu.” She can also display emotions. P-Noir uses sensors to detect a person’s movements for dancing.
The Penpal robot was released by Robo-Garage in 2008. It is a small robot, only 30 cm tall, and weighs 1.5 kg. Penpal was developed to be a communication robot and can record messages that can be played back later. It was designed for sick and elderly…
PINO is a 70 cm humanoid robot with research and educational applications. Released by ZMP in 2002, it utilizes a Linux-based open platform and PlayStation controllers.
SGI’s humanoid robot Posy does not have lots of special features. It was designed to make people happy through its personality. The child-like robot hands out flowers.
The RIC-30, the newest version of RIC, has the Kinect sensor in it. Like its predecessor, it can be programmed to fit a client's marketing needs. RIC-30 is also compatible with the Kinect and V-Sido software and has expandable Futaba RS304MD servos.
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.
Trossen Robotics developed a programmable humanoid called RoboPhilo. It can move all parts of its body and can be controlled using a multi-functioned wireless remote controller.
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 soccer playing robot called RoPE II. It has more advanced intelligence, a microcontroller, and can recognize, approach and kick a ball.
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.
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…