humanoidnoun [ C ]uk /ˈhjuː.mə.nɔɪd/ us /ˈhjuː.mə.nɔɪd/
adjective uk us
- Japan has a keen interest in humanoid models.
- Running is easy for most people, but amazingly difficult for a humanoid robot.
- So naturally moving humanoids may soon be a common sight.
- The first entertainment robot with commercial success was not a humanoid, however, but a robot dog.
- The lack of easily available or reasonably-priced humanoid robots hasn’t stopped Japan’s robot enthusiasts.
- These machines aren’t humanoid, but resemble motorized chairs, designed to help patients move around and get in and out of bed.
- They are generally simpler, more like expensive remote-controlled toys, but they are all humanoid and have some degree of autonomy.
- They include fighting robots that shoot out fire and hit other robots, walking humanoid robots, and others that play sports.
- This probably explains why there are hundreds of humanoid robots being developed in Japan, while in the USA there are currently just two.