Homes stay garbage-free and streets are clean and swept with the humanoid robot DustBot. Supposedly the world’s first of its kind, it collects trash on request, using GPS to navigate.
HyQ is a torque-controlled Hydraulic Actuated Quadruped robot developed by the Italian Institute of Technology. It can navigate difficult and rough terrains, and can also run and jump.
RoboTech SRL, an Italian robotic firm, created I-Droid. It is a programmable humanoid and can follow voice commands. It is mainly intended for educational and entertainment purposes.
RobotCub Consortium developed a humanoid called iCub. Using cognitive hypothesis of a human, it can crawl, hit bulls-eye in archery, grasp small objects and express facial expressions.
The IsaacTeam of Polytechnic University of Turin created a bipedal humanoid robot called ISAAC. Controlled by optical encoders, this robot can be used in therapeutic areas.
LIRA Laboratory at the University of Genoa created James. It is a flexible humanoid which uses physical models of neural control and cognitive structures to study human brain function.
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.