Toyota's Robots Can Do Almost Anything

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They guide visitors, chat with clients, clean homes, ferry patients around in a hospital and even play the violin. Meet Toyota's new breed of robots, which are expected to go mainstream, as early as 2010.

Robina (ROBot as INtelligent Assistant) is one of the most polite guides you will ever meet. Her job is to guide visitors through the Toyota Kaikan Exhibition Hall. This four-foot robot is completely independent and can navigate around obstacles, chat with guests and even sign autographs in "cursive".

Even more impressive is the Violin Robot, which played a near flawless rendition of the song "Pomp and Circumstance" - a very famous composition by Edward Elgar. The five-foot tall, all white robot used its mechanical fingers to press the strings correctly and bowed with the other arm, all with almost perfect coordination. Toyota hopes to be able to use this Robot to cheer patients at hospitals or entertain elderly people in homes.

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The third robot introduced was a wheelchair-like "mobility robot", that could help the elderly or sick people move around in hospitals. The robot can navigate its way around bumps and slopes without disturbing the person sitting on it. Toyota's vision is to continue creating similar robots that will help people with their daily lives.

Sources: popularmechanics.com,usatoday.com

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176 Comments
  • YoThursday, May 2, 2019 at 5:53 am
    Cool
    • carriganFriday, April 26, 2019 at 11:31 am
      omg
      • carriganFriday, April 26, 2019 at 11:30 am
        that is so cool
        • DogoFriday, April 26, 2019 at 9:17 am
          Nice! Now thats a smart robot,good job toyota!
          • miaWednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:32 am
            i need this to do my chores when im doing homework
            • yoyoMonday, April 8, 2019 at 1:09 pm
              I need one to clean my room and help me with my homework amazing
              • YEET boiThursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:40 am
                I need one I won’t live without one
                • YEET boiThursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:38 am
                  I want them to clean my room and do my homework
                  • supWednesday, March 20, 2019 at 9:26 am
                    give me one
                    • ethanfay23
                      ethanfay23Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 5:58 am
                      It looks really weird. I don't like it.