Skip to main content
    • Aa
    • Aa

The anatomy of a humanoid robot

  • D. W. Seward (a1), A. Bradshaw (a1) and F. Margrave (a1)

This paper investigates the feasibility of constructing a humanoid robot using existing technology. Firstly, the adoption of the humanoid form is justified. The structure, strength and power capabilities of a human are analysed in engineering terms, and taken to represent the requirements specification for a humanoid robot. Technological alternatives to the biological components are reviewed and compared to this specification. The feasibility of matching human performance is considered, and it is concluded that the necessary power and energy requirements can be fitted within the mass and volume of the human body.

Hide All
7. C.L. Hubley and R.P. Wells , “A work-energy approach to determine individual joint contributions to vertical jump performanceEuropean J. Appl. Phys., 50, 247254 (1983).

8. R. McNeill Alexander , “Elastic Energy Stores in running VertebratesAmer. Soc. of Zoologists 24, 8594 (1984).

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

  • ISSN: 0263-5747
  • EISSN: 1469-8668
  • URL: /core/journals/robotica
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *



Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 6 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 93 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 17th October 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.