The term humanoid robots was initially invented by Mark Rosheim in a paper entitled Design of An Omnidirectional Arm presented at the SESE International Conference on Robotics and Robotic Performance, May 13-18 1990.
This term is derived from the word hominin and robots to distinguish the new generation of ingenious robots from their simple, industrial ancestors, according to 1990. The term became popular with his use of the title for Rosheim’s next book, Robot Evolution: The Development of Anthrobotics, which focuses on an exact replica of human physical and psychological skills and traits.
However, a broader definition has been proposed for the term humanoid robots, in which the meaning is derived from anthropology rather than anthropoid. This use includes robots that respond to input in a human-like manner, rather than simply mimicking human actions, and thus theoretically being able to respond more flexibly or adapt to unexpected circumstances.
This expanded definition also includes robots that exist in social settings with the ability to respond to these environments appropriately, such as insect robots, robotic pets, and the like.
And humanoid robotics is now taught in some universities, and students are encouraged not only to design and install robots for environments far from current industrial applications, but also to anticipate the future of robots that have spread throughout the world on a large scale, such as the mobile phone and the computer today.