We describe a humanoid robot platform the iCub which was designed to support collaborativeresearch in cognitive development through autonomous exploration and social interaction. Themotivation for this effort is the conviction that significantly greater impact can be leveraged by adoptingan open systems policy for software and hardware development. This creates the need for a robusthumanoid robot that offers rich perceptuo-motor capabilities with many degrees of freedom, a cognitivecapacity for learning and development, a software architecture that encourages reuse & easy integration,and a support infrastructure that fosters collaboration and sharing of resources. The iCub satisfies all ofthese needs in the guise of an open-system platform which is freely available and which has attracted agrowing community of users and developers. To date, twenty iCubs each comprising approximately 5000mechanical and electrical parts have been delivered to several research labs in Europe and to one in theUSA.

The iCub Humanoid Robot: An Open-Systems Platform for Research in Cognitive Development

FADIGA, Luciano
2010

Abstract

We describe a humanoid robot platform the iCub which was designed to support collaborativeresearch in cognitive development through autonomous exploration and social interaction. Themotivation for this effort is the conviction that significantly greater impact can be leveraged by adoptingan open systems policy for software and hardware development. This creates the need for a robusthumanoid robot that offers rich perceptuo-motor capabilities with many degrees of freedom, a cognitivecapacity for learning and development, a software architecture that encourages reuse & easy integration,and a support infrastructure that fosters collaboration and sharing of resources. The iCub satisfies all ofthese needs in the guise of an open-system platform which is freely available and which has attracted agrowing community of users and developers. To date, twenty iCubs each comprising approximately 5000mechanical and electrical parts have been delivered to several research labs in Europe and to one in theUSA.
M. G., N. L.; N. F., S. G.; V. D., F. L.; v. H. C., R. K.; S. J., B. A.; M., L.; Fadiga, Luciano
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