non-human humanoid robot designs links ?

To springboard off a topic that Gordon inspired ...
Anyone know of any links/photos of non-human humanoid robot designs out there ?
Would love to see them! Even artwork .
( Sci American has a cool painting (?) on page 15 of their latest "Special Edition on Robotics" issue which shows a couple of humanoid but not quite human biped bots . I haven't found a link for it yet ... )
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There have been telemanipulators early on that tried to fit the machine to the operator: two arms, two cameras.
Mobot from Hughes: http://www.embeddedforth.de/temp/mobot1.pdf
In Germany a similar system was Syntelmann. Prototype early 70ies controlled by crude exoskeleton: http://www.embeddedforth.de/temp/syn1.pdf Long term plan: "astronaut" in space: http://www.embeddedforth.de/temp/syn2.pdf controlled by human from earth: http://www.embeddedforth.de/temp/syn3.pdf The mechanical part got complicated enough: http://www.embeddedforth.de/temp/vertut.pdf not to mention the lack of capable electronics & computers in those days.
The basic idea to model the telemanipulator to the operator is still viable, although there are hardly many such projects now.
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This one below is what I am talking about! The Mobot ... not so much.

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The prototype was always two cameras and two arms, the "artists impression" of about 1970 was long-term-&-unlimited-funding.
There is some recent research and literature http://www.embeddedforth.de/temp/r1.pdf about walking biped machines. BARt-UH ( about 2002 ) http://www.embeddedforth.de/temp/r2.pdf was the prototype for JOHNNIE ( about 2003 ) http://www.embeddedforth.de/temp/r3.pdf done at University Hannover, TU Munich. There is some "private research" too: http://www.austrobots.com /
Availability of cheap, compact, low-power accelerometers/gyros certainly does help. But i cannot see a similar breakthrough in the power-supply that would be necessary. The exoskeletons of the 50ies/60ies were roughly based on the assumption that anything down to the cigarette lighter would soon go nuclear anyway.
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