News ID: 131017
Published: 0647 GMT November 16, 2015

Iran unveils indigenous humanoid robot “Sorena III”

Iran unveils indigenous humanoid robot “Sorena III”

An upgraded version of Iran’s first domestically-built humanoid robot named “Sorena III” was unveiled in Tehran on Monday.

The ceremony was attended by Iran’s Vice President for Science and Technology Affairs Sorena Sattari, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Speaking at the event, Aghil Yousefi-Koma, the project manager, announced that Sorena III, which is 190 centimeters high and weighs nearly 98 kilograms, enjoys special and unique features.

Compared with the previous version (Sorena II), the third generation of Iran’s Sorena robot has considerable capabilities, Yousefi-Koma noted, adding that the project has taken four years to complete.

The robot can move on rough surfaces and ramps, go up and down stairs, and rotate freely within desired radius, he said.

He added that Sorena III can also communicate with the environment using both its vision and hearing capabilities, and has a limited speaking ability, too.

Vice President Sattari announced that the government has started financing the project to build Sorena IV.

Iran in recent years has made considerable achievements in various scientific fields including robotics, biotechnology, satellite technology, and nanotechnology.


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