Bangladeshi Student Develops Robot
While computers have taken over many jobs and made administrative duties much simpler, there is yet again another threat to the value of human labor. While some look at scrap materials as mere junk, it is gold in the eyes of Bangladeshi student Feroz Ahmed Siddiky. Although not entirely complete, Siddiky revealed his two years of hard labor to the world, IRobo.
IRobo is a humanoid robot that has been carefully put together by Feroz Siddiky from pieces of scrap material and odd parts that he has collected from various industries, such as electronics suppliers and vehicle mechanics. It is hard to believe that these bits and pieces could be transformed into a humanoid robot, but this Bangladeshi student has taken the improbable and made it possible. As a graduate student of the International Islamic University education institution, both Siddiky and Bangladesh have reason to be proud. Japan as always been known to be the leaders in innovative technology regarding androids, and have already put some of them to good use, such as cleaners, entertainers and to mimic humans. However, this Bangladeshi student with drive and determination has come onto the scene, and created a humanoid robot at a fraction of the usual cost.
Even though Siddiky has confirmed that IRobo still needs about a year of work on the engineering side of his creation, it is already capable of performing simple tasks. Able to respond to verbal commands, IRobo performs tasks such as mopping floors and picking up items and objects. This talented and ingenious student from Bangladesh is working to increase his robot’s performance, so it is able to respond to a wider variety of commands, able to perform work related duties that are too hazardous for humans and even do guard duty.
An Australian software company has already entered into negotiations with Siddiky, and if everything works out as he is anticipating, then most people will be able to purchase their own IRobo at approximately $1 000 each. With this marvelous invention already gaining interest, most of the general population is just remaining hopeful that IRobo will not be able to type or attend business meetings, anytime soon.