Iran’s got a walking humanoid robot,Surena II -video

Two years ago, Iranian students built Surena, a white humanoid machine that reportedly wheeled about via remote control. For 2010, robots experts at Tehran University decided to update the creature — and apparently, channel a little bit of  japanese Asimo .  Named after a famous Persian warrior, the robot stands 4.7 feet tall, and can walk about slowly carrying its own weight of 99 pounds and is 4.76 feet tall . Gulf News reports the robot will get vision and speech modules later on down the road. If it ends up conducting orchestras or performing show tunes, we’ll be sure to keep you informed.

It was developed by more than 20 robotics experts at Tehran University.


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