Surena I robot project unveiled in 2008 and it was built with financial support from the R&D Society of Iranian Industries and Mines. Surena was developed to demonstrate the University's capability in human robotics.
Surena's height and weight is 1.65 metres and 60 kilograms. It could synthesize speech in Persian, move along paths and play a basic version of football.
This generation of robots used wheels to move and had only 8 degrees of freedom in the hands and head.