Robot aids to assist wheelchair customers at Tokyo Olympics 2020

The Human Support Robot will help spectators, athletes and others on the 2020 Olympics. 


Toyota and Panasonic plan to place their newest creations to the check on the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Toyota’s Human Support Robot (HSR) and Panasonic’s Power Assist Suit will assist wheelchair customers on the video games.

HSR, a small black-and-white robotic, has facial options and an extendable gripping arm. It can carry meals and different gadgets, assist spectators to their seats and supply details about the video games.

“This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but also about showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people,” Hirohisa Hirukawa, chief of the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project, stated in a launch Friday.

Sixteen HSR robots will likely be on the Olympics. Toyota hopes to have comparable merchandise on the market by the early 2030s.

Panasonic’s Power Assist Suit is a battery-powered exoskeleton — assume animatronics with no masking — that may assist the wearer elevate heavy objects or repeatedly elevate and carry gadgets with out again pressure. Workers will put on the fits at Olympic and Paralympic venues, together with the athletes’ village.

Neither Toyota nor Panasonic instantly responded to a request for remark.

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