Thursday, 1 August 2013

human support robot

Toyota reveals Human Support Robot

Toyota's Human Support Robot helps retrieve objects in your room when you can't get out of...
Toyota has been working on helpful "partner" robots for about a decade now, and while they began with extravagant technological showpieces, such as their robot band, they're now looking towards the health care sector.
A prototype currently being tested in Japan called the Human Support Robot (HSR) ditches the expensive legs of its predecessors for the simplicity of wheeled locomotion. A bedridden patient would control the robot with a tablet PC to retrieve items in their room. We've seen many examples of this kind of robot in the past, but this one seems especially promising.