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Infographic: Small Humanoid Robots In Research

Let’s compare the size and cost of the small-sized humanoids commercially available to researchers today!  It makes a nice desktop wallpaper, and you can download an even larger version of the file here.

Update: Some have requested a printable version (150 dpi, 127cm x 37cm) which you can download from Mediafire, but note that the quality of the robots differs due to lack of high resolution images.


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Generally speaking, these robots are only available to universities and research labs.  Even though the SONY QRIO is no longer widely in use, it serves as an important technological benchmark for the rest of the robots. We weren’t able to include everything, such as hobby-level kits (perhaps best left for another time).

It’s pretty amazing to see how prices have come down for a respectable robot just in the past 10 years!  Hopefully this trend will continue, so that even everyday robot aficionados can enjoy their own plastic pal someday.

For more in-depth information, you can read more about these robots on our site: