The unveiling of the Surena humanoid robot ceremony was held in the faculty of engineering of the University of Tehran, with Vice President for Scientific and Technological Affairs, Sorena Sattari, in attendance.
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.
It 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 has the ability 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.
Surena was a Parthian spahbed (“general” or “commander”) during the 1st century BC. He was the leader of the House of Suren and was best known for defeating the Romans in the Battle of Carrhae.