We like us some robots around these parts. The KAIST HUBO 2 robot is a humanoid that reminds me a bit of a naked Robonaut 2 that is less complex. The maker of the HUBO 2 robots, KAIST, has reportedly sold a total of eight of the robots to the US and Singapore.
The eight humanoid robots have been sold it different colleges and universities in the two countries. Each of the robots is 4’1″ tall and weighs in at 99 pounds making them larger than a young child. Each of the bots sells for about $3.4 million.
The US schools that are getting the robots include MIT, Pennsylvania, Purdue, Carnegie Mellon, USC, and Virginia Tech. Drexel University already owns two of the robots. In Singapore, the Institute for Infocomm Research purchased the other two of the eight HUBO 2 bots sold.