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The iCub Project – The humanoid robot hits the stage of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (September 18, 2013)

Date:

09/23/2013


The iCub Project – The humanoid robot hits the stage of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura (September 18, 2013)

The Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles hosted a presentation of iCub, a humanoid robot created by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genoa, Italy, on September 18. Professor Giorgio Metta, who has been coordinating the project for years, came directly from IIT with a group of researchers for a unique demonstration of the robot’s abilities.

The iCub is one of the few humanoid robots with a full body skin system made of several thousand miniature pressure sensors. At 104 cm tall, it has the size of a three and half year old child. iCub can see the world, recognize objects, detect the presence of a person, react to simple spoken commands or to physical contact with people. It can grasp objects and perform a few manipulative actions like move, take, turn, etc.

A big crowd showed up at the Istituto for this special presentation organized by the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) and IIT. 
The event is part of the Italian Month of Science and 2013-Year of Italian Culture in the US.

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