University of Tehran Unveils Surena III Robot

Published by , November 23, 2015 11:10 am

(GizMag) — The University of Tehran has unveiled the third version of its Surena robot. Designed as a robotics research platform, Surena III was created by a team at the university’s Center of Advanced Systems and Technologies, led by Professor Aghil Yousefi-Koma. Surena stands 6.2 feet tall, weighs 216 pounds, and features four articulated limbs – it has six degrees of freedom in each leg, seven in each arm, one in each hand, one in the torso, and two in the neck. The powered joints allow it to do things like walking along straight or curved paths, walking up and down slopes or stairs, adapting to uneven terrain, and grasping objects.

The robot is also able to interact with people thanks to its vision, voice recognition and (Persian-language) speech modules, running on custom software developed using the Robot Operating System.

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