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Honda's ASIMO is an example of a humanoid robot.

A humanoid ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}; from English human and -oid "resembling") is something that has an appearance resembling a human being. The earliest recorded use of the term, in 1870, referred to indigenous peoples in areas colonized by Europeans. By the 20th century, the term came to describe fossils which were morphologically similar, but not identical, to those of the human skeleton.<ref name="OED"></ref> Although this usage was common in the sciences for much of the 20th century, it is now considered rare.<ref name="OED"/> More generally, the term can refer to anything with uniquely human characteristics and/or adaptations, such as possessing opposable appendage (thumbs), binocular vision (having two eyes), or biomechanic bipedalism (the ability to walk in an upright position).


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