This paper presents the development of a miniature humanoid platform for various material-handling tasks. Since 2018, three universities in Connecticut (University of Hartford, University of Bridgeport and Trinity College) have made continuous efforts on building and organizing the annual robotics competition which is titled as Humanoid Challenge (HC). While most robotics competitions are concentrating on mobile robot and its navigation, HC focuses on the small-sized bipedal robot platform (miniature humanoid) and its task-execution in human-centered-environments. Inspired from DRC Trials 2013 and Finals 2015, the participants in the competition are asked to complete six different tasks in a mock-up of a disaster. To assist students and teams who are interested in participating in the competition, the authors in three universities share the progresses with both hardware and software components of each teams robot platform through this paper.

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