The 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011) takes place next week in Shanghai, China. The official website lists the theme of the conference as “Better Robots, Better Life”, an expectation that the ever growing technology in robotics and automation will help build a better human society. Of course we recommend you regularly check IEEE Spectrum’s blog to see coverage of the conference, which covers just about every topic in robotics research today. We can’t be there, but we’re looking into some of the papers being presented on humanoids and we’ll try to highlight some of the more interesting ones. Some of the humanoids making an appearance include NAO, HRP-2 Promet, LOLA, iCub, Rollin’ Justin, BHR, ARMAR-III, HOAP, and the DARwIn-HP.
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[source: ICRA 2011]