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University of Tehran unveils Surena III robot

November 21, 2015 | Comment icon 9 comments



The robot was designed to look and move like a human. Image Credit: YouTube / CAST / IEEE Spectrum
The life-like contraption was developed by robotics engineers from several institutes across Iran.
The impressive humanoid robot, which stands over 6ft tall and weighs 98kg, can walk, climb stairs and traverse uneven surfaces. Its articulated hands can grasp objects while its built-in vision and audio systems make it capable of recognizing faces and responding to verbal commands.

Its software runs on Stanford University's open source Robot Operating System (ROS) while its 3D vision capabilities are based on Microsoft's Xbox Kinect motion sensor.

While it's not quite as advanced as Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot which can traverse rocks, or the popular Honda Asimo which can hop on one leg, Sureno is still an undeniably impressive machine.



Source: IB Times | Comments (9)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Norbert the Powerful 7 years ago
stick an AK-47 in its hand, and you've got the perfect weapon against ISIS. Combat droids!
Comment icon #2 Posted by seeder 7 years ago
stick an AK-47 in its hand, and you've got the perfect weapon against ISIS. Combat droids! why give it hands? why not... as per the Robocop movie
Comment icon #3 Posted by Eldorado 7 years ago
Stick a shirt & tie on him and you have the perfect nightclub bouncer. (I say 'him' 'cos he has nuts. If he never had nuts he'd fall apart)
Comment icon #4 Posted by Paranormalcy 7 years ago
That's crazy. I did not know they were even WORKING on robots at all, let alone had one like this. That is AMAZING.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Sam. 7 years ago
That's crazy. I did not know they were even WORKING on robots at all, let alone had one like this. That is AMAZING. Iran is a fairly advanced country in the science and technology sector. The Persian people were always geat scientific thinkers. https://en.wikipedia...hnology_in_Iran
Comment icon #6 Posted by TheGreatBeliever 7 years ago
Wonder if the era of i-robot will ever come..
Comment icon #7 Posted by Aardvark-DK 7 years ago
They are male robots, I quickly spotted hat...
Comment icon #8 Posted by GreenmansGod 7 years ago
Let me know when they come up with one that cooks, cleans and runs to the store for beer.
Comment icon #9 Posted by seeder 7 years ago
Let me know when they come up with one that cooks, cleans and runs to the store for beer. Thats what girlfriends are for


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