Design of the Humanoid Robot TOCABI

Mathew Schwartz, Jaehoon Sim, Junewhee Ahn, Soonwook Hwang, Yisoo Lee, Jaeheung Park

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The rapidly improving mechanical systems and control algorithms of humanoid robots brings them ever-closer to integration with humans in-situ. As this trend begins a process of research robots to general products, the dissemination of design decisions and application-specific compromises becomes as equally important as the underlying technology itself. Like-wise, the newly discovered applications and societal integration raise new questions for research, including how a humanoid robot should look-and what technological innovations are needed to support such look. While the uncanny valley is often the forefront of humanoid robot design discussions, we present a new full-size humanoid robot named TOCABI, that side-steps the valley and brings forth the question of academic challenges needed to support a new paradigm of industrial design for humanoid robots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 IEEE-RAS 21st International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids 2022
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9798350309799
StatePublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE-RAS 21st International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids 2022 - Ginowan, Japan
Duration: Nov 28 2022Nov 30 2022

Publication series

NameIEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots
ISSN (Print)2164-0572
ISSN (Electronic)2164-0580


Conference2022 IEEE-RAS 21st International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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