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The Massachusetts-based firm shook up the robotics industry in 2013 with its dynamic humanoid robot developed for the Pentagon research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA.

The video features a pair of the company’s vaguely humanoid Atlas robots that do the running man along with a litany of other familiar dance moves you might expect from a background dancer in The Blues Brothers.

Several videos of the company’s robotic dog Spot, cat Cheetah and humanoid Atlas have gone viral, stoking admiration — and terror — across the Internet.

Boston Dynamics is well known inside and out the industry for making some of the most advanced robotics systems on the planet, including BigDog and the humanoid Atlas.

From 2014 to 2018 he was also chief scientist at Hanson Robotics, the Hong Kong–based firm that unveiled a talking humanoid robot called Sophia in 2016.

What if, instead of saying oddly humanoid remarks like “I love cars,” Mitt decided to do more showing and less telling.

They're bipeds—lizardoid rather than humanoid—and are a fairly intelligent and law-abiding lot.

However, if the Spican was wearing a suit of plastiflesh that looked remotely humanoid, I would at least stay and talk to him.

Vaguely humanoid in shape from the waist up, it was built more like a miniature military tank from the waist down.

Think of it this way—here's a race, obviously humanoid, on another star system.

The Venusians proved to be a humanoid race of people who used telepathy for communication.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to humanoid, such as: animal, anthropoid, biped, hominid, hominoid, and individual.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.