Recent advances in locomotion and artificial intelligence (AI) are accelerating the development of humanoid robots

• In terms of size and shape, robots come in many different varieties. However, those that resemble humans are perhaps the most exciting, endearing, and acceptable.
• Humanoid robots are employed in research and space exploration, for personal support and caregiving, for education and entertainment, for search and rescue, for manufacturing and m aintenance, for public relations, and for healthcare.
• The market for humanoid robots is primed for rapid expansion. Between 2017 and 2023, the market for humanoid robots is expected to reach a value of $3.9 billion. Bipedal robots are predicted to increase at the quickest rate of all humanoid robot kinds during the forecasted timeframe. Because of their rapidly expanding capabilities, humanoid robots are becoming more and more popular in a wide variety of applications.

Here’s 5 Humanoid Robots

1. Sophia

Sophia is a social humanoid robot built by Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong. She was activated on February 14, 2016, and made her first appearance at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in mid-March 2016 in Austin, Texas, United States. Sophia has been covered by media outlets around the world and has taken part in numerous high-profile interviews. Sophia “became” a Saudi Arabian citizen in October 2017, making her the first robot to be granted citizenship by any government. Sophia was appointed the first-ever Innovation Champion by the U.N Development Programme in November 2017. She is the first non-human to get a United Nations title.

2. Asimo

ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) Honda designed a humanoid robot in 2000. Japanese museum Miraikan currently has it on exhibit. It was announced on July 8th, 2018 that Honda would cease all development and manufacture of Asimo robots in order to focus on more practical applications utilising the technology produced during Asimo’s existence. Asimo was Honda’s first robot.In addition to being the first robot to walk on two legs, Asimo is equipped with sensors that allow it to distinguish several moving objects, determine distance and direction, interpret voice orders and human gestures (such as a wave or a handshake), and navigate on its own. 4 feet, 3 inches tall and weighing 119 pounds, it can run for an hour on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery with a voltage of 51.8 volts.

3. Atlas

US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency funded and oversaw the development of Atlas, a bipedal humanoid robot principally built by Boston Dynamics (DARPA). First introduced on July 11, 2013, the robot was meant to perform a range of search-and-rescue operations.A tiny transportable hydraulic system, unique motors and valves, and a dynamic control system are used to create Atlas’ human-like movements, which are inspired by PETMAN. As a five-foot-tall individual, Atlas weighs in at just about 180 pounds. Some of Atlas’ more impressive skills have been demonstrated recently by Boston Dynamics. These include sprinting, jumping, flipping, and parkour

4. Method 2

.Robocop, Terminator, and Transformers veterans built the Method-2 robot, which is more than twice as tall as the average person, weighs a ton and a half. In fact, the robot looks a lot like something from a Transformer’s film. To create the robot’s aesthetic, the business recruited Hollywood designer Vitaly Bulgarov, who worked on “Transformers Age of Extinction.”
The Method-2 can replicate its pilot’s arm, hand, and finger movements, but its engineers are responsible for the robot’s leg movements. Due to its unsteadiness, the robot is kept up by two massive chains that span the width of the robot. It cost more than $100 million to develop the Method-2, yet the robot itself is not for sale. Another version of Method-2 might be utilised in disaster assistance or military operations, according to the business.

5. Sawyer

Exactly one year after the HAHN Group acquired the Sawyer assets, Rethink Robotics introduces the Sawyer BLACK Edition to the world. Developed in Germany, the upgraded hardware is a result of combining German engineering expertise with decades of application experience. ‘Sawyer’ is a collaborative industrial robot developed to assist people with manufacturing operations. Using the robot’s own arm, you can teach it new tasks.”Sawyer” is equipped with a robot arm that has seven degrees of freedom and can manoeuvre into tight areas and operate in human-sized work cells. Force sensing capabilities allow Sawyer to make adaptive decisions when tasks are completed, allowing it to perform accurately while working safely adjacent to people, while maintaining a high level of precision. This is due to Sawyer’s pleasant design, which makes him popular with human co-workers.Sawyer uses Rethink Robotics’ flagship software, Intera.