Yet another country has a walking humanoid robot
to call its own, joining the illustrious league of nations that most recently added Iran
to its ranks. Turkey is the lucky ducky this time, officially unveiling the SURALP robot to the world. Yeah, that's an acronym, "Sabanci University Robot Research Laboratory Platform," but after seeing him in action we've taken to calling him SHAKY. The University has been posting videos of his progress for many moons now, an eight year project that has cost $1 million total so far, but he was only recently officially revealed to the world at a demonstration, wowing the crowd by handing someone a can and then, later, throwing that very same can into the trash. Maybe SHAKY 2.0 will learn to recycle -- and to love.