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Ibn Sina (Arabic-speaking Robot)

Picture of Ibn Sina (Arabic-speaking Robot) Picture: UAE University
  • Type, Locomotion:
  • Humanoid
  • Released:
  • 2009
  • Named after an 11th century Arab philosopher, Ibn Sina is the world’s first Arabic speaking humanoid robot. It can actively converse with people in Arabic, recognize faces, retrieve information and can also connect to the internet.

    Ibn Sina can also exchange kisses with people, making it an entertainment robot. Professor Nikolaos Mavridis of the Interactive Robots and Media Laboratory at UAE University said that his team has installed software in Ibn Sina in order for the turban wearing, bearded robot to be interactive.

    Known as Avicenna in English, Ibn Sina is being groomed to be distributed worldwide and some companies have already showed interest in making this humanoid robot a receptionist.

    Ibn Sina Features:

    • Facial Recognition
    • Realistic facial expression
    • Human like movements
    • Gathering software
    • Coloured cameras, speakers and microphones




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