Surena is an adult-size research humanoid designed to study bipedal locomotion and artificial intelligence. It's also being used to provide entertainment at special events and to attract students to careers in engineering.
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Surena has appeared on Iranian TV, dancing and standing on one foot.
The first version of the robot, unveiled in 2008, had only 8 degrees of freedom (DOF). Surena II, announced in 2010, had 22 DOF. The latest version, Surena III, has 31 DOF.
Surena can walk up and down stairs and ramps, grasp objects, and also kick a soccer ball.
Iranian engineers are currently building the fourth generation of the robot.
- Capable of walking, picking up objects, climbing ramps and stairs, and dancing. Has face and object detection, action imitation, and speech recognition.
- 190 cm | 75 in
- 46 cm | 18 in
- 64 cm | 25 in
- 98 kg | 216 lb
- 0.7 km/h | 0.4 mph
- Cameras, gyroscope, inertial measurement unit (IMU), force-torque sensors, motor encoders, microphone.
- 14 Maxon EC motors with harmonic drive. 23 Dynamixel actuators.
- Lithium-polymer battery, 30 minutes of operation
- PC, FPGA, and microcontrollers
- Ubuntu Linux OS, Python control application, ROS and OpenCV packages
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- 31 (Head: 2 DoF; Arm: 7 DoF x 2; Hand: 1 DoF x 2; Lower body: 12 DoF x 2; Waist: 1 DOF)
- Fiberglass and 3D-printed materials (exterior frame), and aluminum (interior frame)