TY - CHAP A1 - Giuseppina C. Gini A2 - Michele Folgheraiter A3 - Umberto Scarfogliero A4 - Federico Moro ED1 - Ben Choi Y1 - 2009-01-01 PY - 2009 T1 - A Biologically Founded Design and Control of a Humanoid Biped N2 - Humanoid robots are developed to use the infrastructures designed for humans, to ease the interactions with humans, and to help the integrations into human societies. The developments of humanoid robots proceed from building individual robots to establishing societies of robots working alongside with humans. This book addresses the problems of constructing a humanoid body and mind from generating walk patterns and balance maintenance to encoding and specifying humanoid motions and the control of eye and head movements for focusing attention on moving objects. It provides methods for learning motor skills and for language acquisition and describes how to generate facial movements for expressing various emotions and provides methods for decision making and planning. This book discusses the leading researches and challenges in building humanoid robots in order to prepare for the near future when human societies will be advanced by using humanoid robots. BT - Humanoid Robots SP - Ch. 3 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/6649 DO - 10.5772/6649 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-10 ER -