Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Iran Introduces Walking Humanoid Soorena Robot

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled a new Asimo-like robot, which they intend to use in “sensitive jobs,” according to government newspapers. The report did not elaborate what the robot can do apart from dragging its feet across the floor.
Soorena-2, which was named after an ancient Persian warrior, measures 1.45 meters (4 feet 9 inches) in height and weighs 45 kilograms (almost 100 pounds). It was an updated creation by the robotics team at Tehran University after its predecessor was introduced two years ago.
Another news reports that the Soorena-2 will eventually get vision and speech modules. The robot is part of a number of scientific projects Iran has been researching, from cloning to stem cell research to satellite technology.

A new Iranian humanoid robot called Soorena-2 has been designed by developed by 20 researchers and engineers from the University of Tehran to be used to conduct what are being called "sensitive jobs". What these jobs actually are we don’t know. The President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad just recently showed off this 4.7-foot walking robot to the world. Soorena’s, who’s been named after an ancient Persian warrior, weighs in at 99 pounds and is capable of 12 foot movements, eight hand movement and the two for the head. We still don’t know exactly what Soorena-2 is capable of, or is just one of those technological advancements one likes to show off.


  1. saingan asimo terbaru yah:),kykna keren juga,hehehe

  2. Iyah robot buatan mahasiswa iran nih !!

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