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Humanoid Robots

Revolutionizing efficiency by redefining human interactions


From science fiction novels to Hollywood blockbusters, robots with human-like features, intelligence, and physical dexterity have long captured the collective imagination. The broad field of humanoid technology has risen to the challenge, evolving over several decades with an array of players developing everything from full humanoid robots to humanoid-related technologies. Although there remains an expectation gap in the ability of robots to mimic human kinesthetics and mental states while interacting fluidly in social settings, frontrunners like Hanson Robotics and Boston Dynamics have steadily pushed the envelope.

Due to its complex, costly, and interrelated nature, corporate incumbents and research institutions have long collaborated to lead the development of the industry, backed by government investment, research grants, and corporate innovation budgets. These players have often focused on humanoids as research platforms rather than purely commercial ventures. Recently, however, startup activity has gradually picked up on the back of decades of incremental achievements in actuation, advancements in research, and the rise of open-source robotics software—the roll-out of 5G and edge AI chips representing a tipping point. The push for commercialization has also been driven by demand for professional service robots in healthcare, education, and hospitality; a rise in global natural disasters; and Covid-19. The long-term outlook for this space will hinge on players successfully commercializing technologies amidst a global shortage of talent while responding to ethical and safety concerns in human-robot interactions, among others.

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