Humanoid Robots are Robots that are blessed with a rich mix of diversity including perceptions, processing and action. It is a manifestation of human activities to a nonhuman or a mechanized thing in such a way to evoke a particular action. Humonid Robots evoke social, physical, cognitive and psychological dimensions. Although they resemble human in every aspect, they are not meant to replace the humans but only to supplement them in places where they can take up tedious tasks effectively, minimizing the risks the human may encounter.
Humanoid Robot as a concept is still in its formative stages. It is a multidisciplinary collaborative effort that includes Mechanical, electrical and computer engineers, robot experts, computer scientists, artificial intelligence researchers, psychologists, physicists, biologists, cognitive scientists, neurobiologists, philosophers, linguists and artists all contribute and lay claim to the diverse humanoid projects around the world to see that the humanoid robot is able to exercise the intelligence akin to the human beings.
At present Humanoid Robots are extensively used in commercial, entertainment and medical industries. They are also being used in hazardous industries with a high rate of risk factor for the human to operate, including in defense projects