Designing a humanoid head for RoboCup challenge

Hiroaki Kitano*, Hiroshi G. Okuno, Kazuhiro Nakadai, Iris Fermin, Theo Sabisch, Yukiko Nakagawa, Tatsuya Matsui

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In this paper, we report an initial design of humanoid head platform for RoboCup humanoid challenge. While many research in RoboCup humanoid challenge naturally focus on walking and running behaviors, we focus on perception and high-level behavior issues using an upper-torso humanoid. We have designed an head/neck part of the humanoid with aesthetic design, and various processing for early perception and associated reflex. The goal of this paper is to illustrate issues in designing humanoid head platform for high-level cognition research, and provide some of initial insights obtained during the early stage of implementations. With regards to perception, the emphasis will be placed on how interaction between different perception channel and motor control can complement each other to improve each processing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Autonomous Agents - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2000 Jun 32000 Jun 7


Other4th International Conference on Autonomous Agents
CityBarcelona, Spain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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