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Humanlike Robots - The Upcoming Revolution in Robotics
External Online Source: hdl:2014/44616
Author and Affiliation:
Bar-Cohen, Yoseph(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: Humans have always sought to imitate the human appearance, functions and intelligence. Human-like robots, which for many years have been a science fiction, are increasingly becoming an engineering reality resulting from the many advances in biologically inspired technologies. These biomimetic technologies include artificial intelligence, artificial vision and hearing as well as artificial muscles, also known as electroactive polymers (EAP). Robots, such as the vacuum cleaner Rumba and the robotic lawnmower, that don't have human shape, are already finding growing use in homes worldwide. As opposed to other human-made machines and devices, this technology raises also various questions and concerns and they need to be addressed as the technology advances. These include the need to prevent accidents, deliberate harm, or their use in crime. In this paper the state-of-the-art of the ultimate goal of biomimetics, the development of humanlike robots, the potentials and the challenges are reviewed.
Publication Date: Aug 02, 2009
Document ID:
20150008323
(Acquired May 20, 2015)
Subject Category: CYBERNETICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: SPIE Optics + Photonics; 2-6 Aug. 2009; San Diego, CA; United States
NanoScience + Engineering; 2-6 Aug. 2009; San Diego, CA; United States
Biomimetrics and Bioinspiration; 2-3 Aug. 2009; San Diego, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: International Society for Optical Engineering; Bellingham, WA, United States
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 7p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ROBOTS; BIOMIMETICS; ROBOTICS; ELECTROACTIVE POLYMERS; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE; HUMAN BEINGS; TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION; RISK ASSESSMENT; HISTORIES
Other Descriptors: BIOMIMETICS; EAP; ELECTROACTIVE POLYMERS
Availability Source: Other Sources
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