Iranian humanoid robot ‘Surena Mini’ and an imaging device for small animals were among the knowledge-based productions that were unveiled Monday during the opening of the 5th laboratory equipment & chemicals exhibition (Iran Lab 2017) at Tehran International Permanent Fairground in the presence of Minister of Science, Research and Technology.
‘Surena Mini’ is a 50-centimere high humanoid robot developed by Iranian researchers at a knowledge-based company and the Center of Advanced Systems and Technologies (CAST) at University of Tehran. The robot has been produced with the aim of commercializing advanced technologies.
The small animal imaging device, or animal PET scan, was developed with the aim of being used in design and development of new diagnostic and therapeutic drugs. The device can also be used in stem-molecular cell research and oncology research.
The 5th laboratory equipment & chemicals exhibition (Iran Lab 2017) is currently underway in Tehran from 24th to 27th April 2017.
The exhibition’s objective is to provide an opportunity for domestic manufacturers and producers to promote their products, and encourage universities, companies, research centers and institutes that are seeking to buy high quality laboratory equipment and chemicals. Last year, more than 400 companies attended the event, exhibiting well over 9000 products.
The third generation of Iranian humanoid robot dubbed ‘Surena’ was unveiled in November 2015. According to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Iran's manufacture of Surena makes it one of five countries in the world with the technology to make humanoid robots.