The 4th Generation Iranian Humanoid Robot Unveiled in University of Tehran

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 09:59

The 4th generation of Iranian humanoid robot, Surena, has been unveiled in University of Tehran.

According to an ISCA report, in a ceremony held in University of Tehran, Iranian humanoid robot, Surena, was unveiled with the presence of vice president for scientific and technological affairs, Sorena Sattari.

The robot has taken four years to be developed. It stands 170 cm tall, weighs 70 kg, and is able to walk at the speed of 0.7 km/hr, Tehran Times reports.

The robot can move around the sides, backward and on rough surfaces while remaining upright on uneven ground and is able to lift objects, recognize faces, shake hands, and also kick a soccer ball.

Surena also is able to detect 100 voice commands in addition to listening, speaking and converting text into speech; visual ability and the ability to recognize 100 different objects are other features of this robot.

The Iranian humanoid has been making steady progress in the past ten years. The first version of the robot was unveiled in 2008. It had only 8 degrees of freedom (DOF). Surena 2 was unveiled in 2010 and had 22 DOF and could walk at a pace of 0.03 meters per second. The third generation of the robot had 31 DOF and a walking speed nearly 10 times as fast, at 0.2 m/s.

Photo by: Mehr News Agency

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