Professor Eduardo Bayro-Corrochano from the Research and Advanced Studies Center of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico has achieved what no one before him achieved: he created Mexico’s first humanoid robot. Aptly named Mex-One, the little guy stands 105cm tall and weighs 15kg.
As you can see in the video embedded below, Mex-One doesn’t seem to be as advanced as the humanoids we’ve seen coming from Japan and other robot nations in the past, but a first step has been made. And compared to other humanoids, Mex-One is inexpensive: $100,000 is almost nothing for such a robot, and Professor Bayro-Corrochano says Mex-One could now even be made for $50,000.
Mex-One is being marketed as a “social robot” that can be programmed to one day perform tasks such as climbing up stairs, conversing with people, or guiding visitors in museums (it has an “open architecture”).
Here’s a video:
Via Plastic Pals