The Most Advanced Humanoid Robot




Asimo






Honda's ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) is a humanoid robot that debuted in 2000. It is currently on display in Tokyo's Miraikan Museum. On July 8, 2018, Honda announced the final Asimo update on their official page, indicating that they would be discontinuing all development and production of Asimo robots to focus on more practical applications utilizing the technology produced during Asimo's career.


ASIMO can distinguish moving objects, postures, gestures, the surrounding environment, sounds, and faces, allowing it to interact with humans. The robot can detect the movement of various objects and determine distance and direction by using visual information recorded by two cameras' "eyes" in its head. When approached, ASIMO can either follow or face the person.


The robot translates verbal orders and human movements, allowing it to detect when a handshake is offered, as well as when someone waves or points, and then reply appropriately.


T-HR3





T-HR3 exemplifies Toyota's broad-based investigation of how modern technology might help meet people's diverse transportation needs. T-HR3 represents a step forward from the previous generation instrument-playing humanoid robots, which were developed to test the precise positioning of joints and pre-programmed movements, to a platform with capabilities that can safely assist humans in a variety of settings, including the home, medical facilities, construction sites, disaster-stricken areas, and even outer space.

T-HR3 is controlled by a Master Maneuvering System, which enables the complete body of the robot to be operated instinctively through wearable controls that map hand, arm, and foot movements to the robot, as well as a head-mounted display that allows the user to see from the robot's perspective.

The master arms of the system provide the operator the full range of motion of the robot's corresponding joints, while the master foot allows the operator to walk in position in the chair to move the robot forward or laterally. The T-inbuilt HR3's self-interference Prevention Technology runs automatically to ensure that the robot and operator do not interfere with each other's motions.

Atlas





Atlas is a bipedal humanoid robot developed principally by the American robotics firm Boston Dynamics, with funding and oversight given by the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The robot was originally designed for a variety of search and rescue operations, and it was first demonstrated to the public on July 11, 2013.

Atlas is intended to assist emergency services in search and rescue operations by doing tasks such as closing valves, opening doors, and operating powered equipment in environments where humans would perish. The Department of Defense stated in 2013 that it has no plans to use the robot in offensive or defensive warfare.


Sophia 





Sophia is a social humanoid robot created by the Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics. Sophia was activated on February 14, 2016, and made her first public appearance in mid-March 2016 at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, United States.

Sophia can see thanks to cameras embedded in her eyes and computer algorithms. She can follow faces, maintain eye contact, and recognize people. Using a natural language subsystem, she can process speech and converse.

Sophia was given functional legs and the capacity to walk around January of this year. Sophia's "lifelike" complexion and ability to mimic over 60 facial expressions have been praised by CNBC.

Sophia is theoretically related to ELIZA, computer software that was one of the earliest attempts to simulate a human dialogue. Like a chatbot, the software has been programmed to respond to certain inquiries or phrases with pre-written responses. 

These responses, which include standard answers to inquiries like "Is the door open or shut?" are designed to provide the impression that the robot understands the discourse. Hanson Robotics announced plans in 2017 to introduce Sophia to a cloud environment through the use of a decentralized blockchain marketplace.


Sujeet Kumar

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