A group of Iranian students at the Islamic Azad University have built a robot that can assist physically-disabled people, according to a university official.
Deputy Director of Research and Technology Department at the Islamic Azad University (IAU), Morteza Mousakhani, says the university has financially supported the students to build the robot.
He also added that building some robots with new capabilities is top on the agenda of the IAU, according to a Farsi report by the Fars News Agency.
“A firefighter robot is in the construction phase. We are planning to build a robot that can operate at high temperatures to put out fire.”
Researchers at the IAU are also building robots that could be of more use in different fields, he added.
Mousakhani stressed that providing financial support for the inventors is among the main priorities of this university.
“Likewise, rescuer robots are built which can be used to identify victims of accidents that have vital signs. These robots send rescue teams the location of live casualties,” he said.