Biomechanics of Anthropomorphic Systems

  • Posted on: 25 March 2021
  • By: ostasse
TitleBiomechanics of Anthropomorphic Systems
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsStasse, O, Flayols, T
EditorVenture, G, Watier, B, Laumond, J-P
ChapterAn overview of humanoid robots technologies
Keywordshumanoid robotics, technology

Humanoid robots are challenging mechatronics structures with severalinteresting features. Choosing a humanoid robot to develop applications or pursueresearch in a given direction might be difficult due to the strong interdependence ofthe technical aspects. This paper aims at giving a general description of this inter-dependence and highlight the lessons learned from the impressive works conductedin the past decade. The reader will find in the annex a table synthesizing the char-acteristics of the most relevant humanoid robots. Without focusing on a specificapplication we consider two main classes of humanoid robots: the ones dedicated toindustrial application and the ones dedicated to human-robot interaction. The tech-nical aspects are described in a way which illustrates the humanoid robots bridgingthe gap between these two classes. Finally this paper tries to make a synthesis onrecent technological developments.