In celebration of Iran's Day of Industry and Mine on Saturday, President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad unveiled Sorina 2, the nation's second robotic man.
Sorina 2, created at Tehran University, is designed to walk like a human, with 12 degrees of movement in its feet and eight in its hands.
Sorina 2 has a superficial similarity to Honda's Asimo.
The robot man is the successor to Sorina 1, which was created in 2008 and "was able to read special texts," according to the Islamic Republic News Agency press release.
It is capable of "carrying out sensitive tasks in different situations," a vague but captivating promise.