A literature review of sensor heads for humanoid robots

J.A. Rojas-Quintero, M.C. Rodríguez-Liñán
2021 Robotics and Autonomous Systems  
We conducted a literature review on sensor heads for humanoid robots. A strong case is made on topics involved in human-robot interaction. Having found that vision is the most abundant perception system among sensor heads for humanoid robots, we included a review of control techniques for humanoid active vision. We provide historical insight and inform on current robotic head design and applications. Information is chronologically organized whenever possible and exposes trends in control
more » ... ues, mechanical design, periodical advances and overall philosophy. We found that there are two main types of humanoid robot heads which we propose to classify as either non-expressive face robot heads or expressive face robot heads. We expose their respective characteristics and provide some ideas on design and vision control considerations for humanoid robot heads involved in human-robot interactions.
doi:10.1016/j.robot.2021.103834 fatcat:4qyjtd462ncx3fokaqiqonaumi