2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

The greatest minds in robotics are gathering in Orlando, Florida to exchange information and hear themselves talk hear talks given on humanoid robots. A central topic: lifelike robots. One of the purposes of building these lifelike robots is to increase understanding of the human body, such as the dynamic robot-face shown above.

Scientists formulate theories about how various systems of the human body work, and roboticists believe that some of these theories can be verified or rejected by building robots.

Good luck gentlemen, and try not to get us all killed.

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