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Korea Inst. of Science and Tech. (KIST)


Korea Inst. of Science and Tech. (KIST)
  • South Korea
  • Institute
  • Robotics Developer

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  • Ahra Ahra

    Ahra was created as a counterpart to humanoid robot Mahru. She has facial and object recognition and can walk and turn when confronted by obstacles. Ahra can follow simple instruction given by the user. The robot's scent changes depending on its mood.

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  • Ahra II Ahra II

    Look out, Ahra. KIST has made a new and improved version of this robot, the Ahra 2. The latest version of their humanoid Femme Fatale has an improved intelligence and can grasp and pick up objects. It also has better object, gesture, image and voice recognition.…

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  • BabyBot BabyBot

    The Babybot robot was modeled after Korean infants to resemble a 1 year old human baby. This 75cm tall robot has limited speech recognition, but its advanced eye system gives it high resolution image processing. Babybot can also walk and do a few dance…

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  • BabyBot-R

    The Babybot-R is KISTs newest version of their Babybot robot. This model has many improvements, including voice recognition and speaking modules that allow it to recognize and respond to 35 different voice commands.

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  • EngKey EngKey

    Korean Institute of Science and Technology developed an egg-shaped robot called EngKey. It facilitates real-time interaction between students and their remote teachers.

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  • FR-i FR-i

    Korea Institute of Science and Technology developed a humanoid called FR-I which expresses a wide variety of facial expressions. It has movable eyes, eyebrows and lips.

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  • Kibo Kibo

    KIBO was designed for use at an International Space Station. It also known as Japanese Experiment Module (JEM). This module has four parts: a Pressurized Module, an Exposed Facility, an Experiment Logistics Module and a Remote Manipulator system. It serves…

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  • Kibo 1.2 Kibo 1.2

    KIST created an affectionate humanoid robot, Kibo 1.2. It detects nearby humans and can mimic facial expressions through expression detection. This adorable robot gives hugs to those around it and can create its own facial expressions. It can follow voice…

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  • Mahru Mahru

    Mahru is a cute robot made by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology. This bipedal can mimic a user’s actions in real-time. Mahru also has the ability to adapt in a changed space, such as where objects have been moved. This versatile robot can…

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  • Mahru II Mahru II

    The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) together with Samsung Electronics Co. Limited has created another version of Mahru: the Mahru II. An upgraded version of Mahru I, it is equipped with an external server that is connected to a network,…

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  • Mahru III Mahru III

    The Korea Institute of Science and Technology and Samsung Electronics has created another robot: the Mahru III. A prototype robot for future household companions, it is energy efficient and lightweight thanks to its Computer Aided Engineering analysis.…

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  • ROTI ROTI

    ROTI is a telepresence robot that makes learning English easier for non-native speakers. It gives real-time English lessons to students and can be controlled remotely.

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  • Sil-Bot Sil-Bot

    Sil-bot is a carebot developed by KIST to be a companion to elderly people. This penguin-like robot can speak and has facial recognition. Sil-bot can remind its user when to take medications and engage in conversation. Its has games to help elderly people…

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  • VANI VANI

    Korean Institute of Science and Technology developed an educational robot called VANI. It teaches English to children, has 3D GUI to interact with them and can detect obstacles.

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