October 25, 2012

Iuro Seeks the Kindness of Strangers

Accrea Engineering, working with Technische Universität München, ETH Zürich, and the University of Salzburg, has done a 360 with the social Iuro (Interactive Urban Robot) that is sent outside with absolutely no knowledge of its surroundings or any form of GPS. So instead of being a guide, he asks humans to help him navigate around the area.

The bot has a large body with shock-absorbing wheels that work on almost any type of surface. His head is packed with 21 actuators to control face movements while stereo cameras and a Kinect sensor helps him interact with those he meets. Introduced at the IROS Expo in Portugal earlier this month, he is currently practicing on unassuming humans. Let's hope that as the project continues, Iuro becomes a little less disturbing in his facial expressions.

Via IEEE spectrum

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at October 25, 2012 11:26 AM
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Wasn't that girl in the video the same one who was on another recent video showcased here where she was on stage talking about robot emotions?

Posted by: Jim in Washington at November 3, 2012 2:00 PM
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