As robots move from the factory and into the daily lives of men, women, and children
around the world, it is becoming increasingly clear that the skills they will require are vastly
different from the majority of skills with which they were programmed in the 20th century.
In fact, it would appear that many of these skills will center on the challenge of interacting
with humans, rather than with machine parts or other robots.
As the development of smart biped robots has been thriving, research and development of
personal robots with unique personalities will become an important issue in the next
decade. For instance, we might want to have robots capable of affording us pleasure by
chatting, singing or joking with us in our homes. Most of these functions are realized by
verbal communications. However, motion of a whole body, namely non-verbal
communication, also plays an important role.
We can get information concerning the personality of a subject when we observe his or her
This book provides state of the art scientific and engineering research findings and
developments in the field of humanoid robotics and its applications. The book
contains chapters that aim to discover the future abilities of humanoid robots by
presenting a variety of integrated research in various scientific and engineering fields
such as locomotion, perception, adaptive behavior, human-robot interaction,
neuroscience and machine learning.
Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) has been an important research area in
last decade. When the robot has become increasingly more flexible, they were
useful in a variety of robot and human applications are expected in
teract very closely. Therefore becomes necessary to understand the nature
human-computer interaction to information tools and techniques can be developed to
allows humans and robots to work together seamlessly, strong and natural.
Research on human-machine interaction are diverse and include a variety of topics....