Small Tech News: Recently, Iranian robotics experts developed a humanoid robot Surena IV, can grasp the water bottle and write, known as the most advanced humanoid robot in history. The Surena IV, which weighs 1.7 meters and weighs 68 kilograms, is the fourth generation of products iterative on the basis of the humanoid robot Surena, with new imitation features and more flexible limb movements.

The Surena IV is very similar to Honda’s Asimo robot in the overall design, which has 43 degrees of freedom in its body, and can manipulate objects by hand, and even power tools.

More than 50 researchers from the Center for Advanced Systems and Technology (CAST) at the University of Tehran formed a dedicated research team that took four years to develop Surena IV, led by Aghil Yousefi-Koma, a professor of mechanical engineering.

Aghil Yousefi-Koma says improving robot interaction with the environment is one of their main goals for the Surena IV project. “Surena IV can now track objects accurately and has a high flexibility of motion, not only to pick up water bottles, but also to manipulate a variety of objects, including power tools,” he said. “

Surena IV is also very flexible, the researchers said, with custom force sensors on the soles of its feet adjusting the angle and position of each foot landing, even on uneven surfaces.

Surena IV’s walking speed has also improved significantly, from 0.3km/h to 0.7km/h in a generation.

Although Surena IV is not a high-dynamic robot like Atlas, it doesn’t do gymnastics or “spin jumps.” But surena IV’s balance is also not to be underestimated, it relies on the body’s motion controller, can constantly adjust posture, to avoid falls.

In addition to the interior structural upgrades, surena IV also features a new plastic housing to make the robot’s exterior look safer >>>