Meet Surena 2, a human-sized, human-shaped (ish) robot that's new on the world robotics scene. He's capable of walking, and designed to perform the similar sort of human-assist role as other similar bots. He's from Iran. What?
Need one more reason to cast a suspicious eye over the doings of the incumbent Ahmadinejad government in Iran? Well here is one, and there's a fascinating sting in the tale--turns out the government isn't as tech-savvy as its people.
Check out this image--it's supposedly of a pro-Ahadinejad rally in the election aftermath.