Atlas resembles humanoid robots we know from fiction, such as The Terminator. | Boston Dynamics

Humanoid Robots: Jobs They'll Do

Although the human form is tricky to mimic, it's necessary as people and machines work more closely together.

December 16, 2013
7:00 AM EST
Valkyrie is one of only a handful of robots competing in the 2013 DARPA Robotics Challenge. | NASA
This multi-functional robot inspects strange, unidentified objects on a battlefield. | DARPA
The simply designed face of this robot doesn't over-stimulate or scare autistic kids. | Aldebaran Robotics
The Ri-Man is strong enough to lift people to their beds from a wheelchair. | RIKEN


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