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Iranian humanoid robot learns to drill walls and take selfies

Despite the general prejudice thatThe main manufacturers of the planet in the field of robotics are Asian countries, in particular Japan and South Korea. Recently, Iran presented to the public its latest version of the humanoid robot. The device was developed within the walls of the Center for Advanced Systems and Technologies of the University of Tehran (CAST) and is able to carry out unique operations that bring the mechanism closer to humans.

Unique Surena-3 robot is the fourth version of the humanoid robot, presented by scientists from Iran

A robot from Iran learned to take a selfie

Humanoid Surena Robot, fullyDesigned by Iranian developers, it is able to write its name, balance on one leg, grab a bottle of water, drill a wall and even take a selfie with everyone, according to the portal Dr. Agil Yousefi-com, professor of mechanical engineering, who leads the team of researchers who worked on the robot, believes that one of the most important principles for the development of artificial intelligence of the future is to improve the interaction of the robot with the environment. A similar approach was used to create the humanoid Surena. The scientist notes that the creation of a robot capable of carrying out several manipulations at once, was not an easy task for researchers, as it might seem at first glance. The mere design of sufficient sensitivity for the “arms” of the device, according to the scientist, is a real feat in the field of robotics.

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Despite the fact that Surena IV can not doparkour, as the Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics did at one time, the device can balance better than before, interact with a large number of objects and, by and large, is capable of performing most of the tasks that an average person could do.

Can Iran become one of the leading powers in the field of robotics?

Due to the fact that the robotics of individual countriesdevelops differently and in different directions, the achievements of Suren's robot can be equated to the Honda Asimo robot that was dismissed a couple of years ago. In particular, both robots can help assess the level of achievement in the field of artificial fine motor skills of humanoid robots, which is an important factor in the degree of their similarity to humans.

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If you consider the Iranian robot from the pointdesign view, you can see that the device lacks a more “humanized" design. Although the smooth and almost shapeless body of Surena suggests a hint of a face, the presence of a portal on the “forehead” of the device signals to observers that the robot will never completely replace them.

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The developers claim that the appearancethe robot they created can be a symbol of "technological progress towards peace and humanity." So, if Elon Musk constantly warns us that artificial intelligence will one day become too advanced and destroy humanity, then a robot from Iran can once again demonstrate that in this unequal battle we can still win.