IURO, the Interactive Urban Robot, will ask people for directions in an unfamiliar world (Photo: Bartlomiej Stanczyk)
IURO's face communicates various expressions with 21 servo motors (Photo: Bartlomiej Stanczyk)
A look inside IURO's face (Photo: Bartlomiej Stanczyk)
Would you give this robot directions if it approached you on the street? (Photo: Bartlomiej Stanczyk)
The IURO (short for Interactive Urban Robot) is a new humanoid service robot built by Accrea Engineering, a spin-off of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Researchers at TUM as well as ETH Zurich and the University of Salzburg are collaborating on an EU-funded research project that seeks to teach robots directions—the human way.
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