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Toyota Robots help people experience their dreams

Dedicated to “Mobility For All,” Toyota robots augment and amplify human capabilities
22/07/2019
As a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota in Japan aims to provide mobility solutions that go beyond providing official vehicles for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. The robots, to be introduced by Toyota at Tokyo 2020, will be used to support the mobility of people at various locations and venues.
  • Tokyo 2020 Mascot Robot Miraitowa 

    The mascot robot will both allow expressions of arm movements via a remote-location robot, and share force-feedback from interactions. Via a camera mounted on the robot’s head, it can recognize people nearby, and once recognized, use its eyes to respond with/show a variety of expressions. By equipping the robot with miniature joint units across its entire body, the robot offers flexibility when being controlled.

  • T-HR3 (Humanoid Robot)

    The T-HR3 robots will be able to reproduce movement from a mascot robot in a remote location in nearly real-time.  In addition to providing images and sounds from the remote locations, these robot users will also be able to experience the power of movement and force-feedback, allowing them to converse with and high-five athletes and others, feeling as if they were truly physically present.

  • T-TR1 (Remote location communication Robot)

    T-TR1 is a virtual mobility/tele-presence robot developed by Toyota Research Institute in the US. It is equipped with a camera atop a large, near-lifesize display. By projecting an image of a user from a remote location, the robot will help that person feel more physically present at the robot’s location. With T-TR1, Toyota will give people that are physically unable to attend the events such as the Games a chance to virtually attend, with an on-screen presence capable of conversation between the two locations.

  • HSR: Human Support Robot 

    For a portion of the accessible seating seats at the Olympic Stadium, the Toyota Human Support Robot HSR will guide guests to their seat and convey light meals, goods, and etc. for them, helping them to more freely enjoy the competition.

  • DSR: Delivery Support Robot

    The Toyota Deliver Support Robot DSR, specially developed for Tokyo 2020, will directly deliver drinks and other goods to spectators that they have ordered from a dedicated tablet.

  • FSR: Field Support Robot (Field Event Support Robot)

    Special-use robots equipped with autonomous functions as part of throwing event (i.e. javelin) operations at the Olympic Stadium. While determining the optimal route to travel, the FSR will follow operating staff on a path that avoids obstacles while retrieving and conveying throwing event items.

“At Toyota, we use industrial robot technology for a variety of applications based on our dedication to ‘Supporting human life activities and living in harmony with people’. For example, since 2004, we have developed partner robots focused on support for people unable to move on their own, including the aging population. Now, as we transform into a mobility company, we are expanding our robotics efforts to provide all people with the freedom to move. At Tokyo 2020, we want to capture the imagination of spectators by providing support robots as we do our part to make the Games a success.”

Nobuhiko Koga, Chief Officer of Toyota’s Frontier Research