The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on seven humanoid robots that recently performed on a Drexel University stage, along with the college's role in an international project to study and refine the robots.
To tackle a range of jobs in a world designed by and for humans, using a humanoid robot makes sense, say Drexel faculty members Youngmoo Kim and Paul Oh.
"Having a robot that can deal with the world as it is, with stairs and curbs and odd-shaped doorknobs -- a humanoid lends itself to overcoming those problems," Kim said.
But to hear Oh talk about the subject, he seems drawn by the simple fact that a humanoid robot is cool. The specific applications can come later.
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