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Russia starts production of its own humanoid robots

September 21 2007
06:22

The next year in our country will begin production of the first domestic humanoid robots - androids. One of the first sample was presented to the public this summer. Model with an index of AR-100 has even received a proper name - "Dobrynya.

The release of this humanoid robot is the company "Android Robots". Currently, it offers a model that can simulate human movement. These androids have repeatedly used the lessons in schools, as well as for entertainment purposes.

Electronics and system software for robots carries Petersburg company OmegaDigital, a material part of the capital's supply factory itself. AR-100 robots are made of plastic and aluminum, and their height is 35 cm, weight - 1,5 kg. The cost of one robot is 28,700 rubles. Model can simulate all the basic human movement, and the developers claim that this robot is superior to their foreign counterparts. To date, produced about 100 of these androids.

"Our robots are used by educational institutions: the model can be programmed to collect, assort, moreover, it is a very powerful incentive for self-learning child, visualizing programming process - says the project manager of ZAO" Android Robots "Maria Mamykina. - They can also be an element of the show - for example, at major exhibitions and forums. Robots can ski and dance. Already negotiating to supply dancing robot groups abroad. " Androids will be offered and to create the unusual interior in offices and homes.

Maria Mamykina also reported that currently in the process of developing a robot is AR-400, which will be substantially larger than its predecessor and to serve primarily as a presenter, or the information desk. The company expects to submit this android before the end of 2007

"Android Robots" is not going to stop development. In their plans for the near future - to develop and manufacture even more sophisticated cyborg who can carry not only entertainment and educational functions, but also engage in various work. A series of androids, called I-van (its launch is scheduled for late 2008) will include the following subjects: coal miners, guards, railroad workers and even dancers. This writes Cnews.

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