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University of Tehran unveils Surena III robot
November 21, 2015 | 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
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