Iran has developed a new human-like walking robot to be used in sensitive jobs, government newspaper Iran reported on Sunday.
"Walking slowly like human beings with regular arm and leg movements are among its characteristics," it said. "Such robots are designed and developed to be used in sensitive and difficult jobs on behalf of a person or as help."
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attended Saturday's ceremony.
Iranian state television says the Surena 2 robot weighs 99 pounds (45 kilograms) and is 4.76 feet (1.45 metres) tall. It was developed by more than 20 robotics experts at Tehran University.
State TV said engineers were still developing vision and sound capabilities for the robot, but did not elaborate.
Iran has pursued a number of scientific projects in recent years such as cloning, stem cell research and satellite technology.