Humanoid Robots

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Introduction: For years robotic technology has depicted fictional humanoid robots in movies and television, consequently peaking our imagination of artificial life forms. No longer are humanoid robots fiction, but reality as roboticists have been developing them not only with an appearance based on a human body but with humanlike sensory and movements. Moreover, humanoid robots are performing human tasks from industrial to service jobs and can survive in any kind of environment. The advancement of robotic research involves the fields of science, cognitive science, programming and engineering (Cheng). Some people consider humanoid robots a threatening force because they feel they are not safe, they will take over our jobs, or are uncomfortable with their human-likeness.

Thesis: The rapid growth in robotic technology leads to the advancement of humanoid robots that are capable of moving and performing well-designed tasks that have caused concern and skepticism in some people; nevertheless, scientists continue with their research in developing and improving new systems for the future.

I. Humanoid robots are designed with the likeness of a human body, with some having a model of a full body or parts of the body from the waist up, capable of performing human tasks.
A. Anthropomorphism plays the role in the design of humanoid robots to improve the acceptance of robots.
1. Three parts are included in the design of a humanoid robot: a physical shape, robotic behavior, and social

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