Toyota Unveils Personal Robots

Toyota expects to have a new line of robots available for use sometime shortly after 2010. It sees a future for these robots in elder care, hospitals, industry and homes.

Toyota plans to open a robotics research facility next year, and double the number of engineers that is has working on robotics over the next three years.

During a presentation for the press last week, Toyota’s new violin playing humanoid robot performed.

Have a look

They have several other models. One that I think is cool is the rolling model. It is a humanoid like robot, although it has two wheels  instead of legs. It is able to balance on the wheels, scurry quickly around the factory floor and use its arms to pick things up and carry them.

Toyota two wheeled humanoid robot

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