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Icub

iCub is a 1 metre high humanoid robot testbed for research into human cognition and artificial intelligence.

It was designed by the RobotCub Consortium of several European universities and built by Italian Institute of Technology, and is now supported by other projects such as ITALK.[1] The robot is open-source, with the hardware design, software and documentation all released under the GPL license. The name is a partial acronym, cub standing for Cognitive Universal Body. Initial funding for the project was €8.5 million from Unit E5 – Cognitive Systems and Robotics – of the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme, and this ran for 65 months from 1 September 2004 until 31 January 2010.

The motivation behind the strongly humanoid design is the embodied cognition hypothesis, that human-like manipulation plays a vital role in the development of human cognition. A baby learns many cognitive skills by interacting with its environment and other humans using its limbs and senses, and consequently its internal model of the world is largely determined by the form of the human body. The robot was designed to test this hypothesis by allowing cognitive learning scenarios to be acted out by an accurate reproduction of the perceptual system and articulation of a small child so that it could interact with the world in the same way that such a child does.[2]
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Degrees of freedom are without the projected features.

Weight 23-25 kg
Dimensions 100 cm
Facial shape

Anthropomorphic Human Shape

Eyebrows

Projected

Eyelashes

None

Eyelids

Double eyelids

Eyeshape

Oval

Nose

Anthropomorphic human nose

Inner Mouth

None

Lips

None

Teeth

None

Chin

Anthropomorphic human chin

Ears

Abstract

Cheeks

anthropomorphic cheeks

Neck

Smaller compared to humans, Tech visible

Degrees of Freedom

6

Skin Color

White

Facial Hair

None

Country

Italy

Purpose

Opensource, Social

Created by

Global project, Italian Institute of Technology

Frame composition

Child Like

Gender

Neuter

Origin

Study

Version

Ongoing

Target group

Undefined

Mouth

Projected

Mouth emotion

Smiling

Tongue

None

Eye Size

Out of proportion, slightly bigger

Head-Neck-Body

Head-Neck-Body

Introduction to public

2004

Eye Specification

Eye Whites and pupil

Skin Type

Not defined

Talking

Talking without displaying it

Eyes

Anthropomorphic human eyes