Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), as a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has unveiled a number of new mobility solutions for Tokyo 2020.
At the event, robots to be introduced by Toyota will be used to support the mobility of people at various locations and venues.
One of the solutions is a 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. |The robots are anticipated to serve over 1,000 spectators.
Nobuhiko Koga, Chief Officer of Toyota’s Frontier Research Center, says: “As we transform into a mobility company, we are expanding our robotics efforts to provide all people with the freedom to move. ‘Mobility for all’ is not only the ‘physical’ movement of a person or thing from one location to another, but also includes ‘virtual’ mobility of a person. This provides further opportunities to experience new things, meet and interact with others, or to be ‘moved’ emotionally.”
He adds: “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.”
One other mobility solution for the event are Field Event Support Robots that are equipped with autonomous functions. The FSR will follow operating staff on a path that avoids obstacles while retrieving and conveying throwing event items such as javelins.
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