In 2001, by combining the industrial robot technologies it had accumulated with automobile control technologies and state-of-the-art IT technologies, Toyota established its robot project, aiming to demonstrate the robots at Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan. For the expo, Toyota developed music-playing robots to entertain visitors.
Stable movement, artificial lips capable of playing a musical instrument, robot hands, and lightweight body.
Under development as a robot that uses tools. At Expo 2005 Aichi, this model played the trumpet. Designed for assistance and elderly care applications.
Replicated the vibration of human lips. Has the ability of human fingers to operate valves on a musical instrument.
The robots are meant to express the Japanese spirit of "wa" or harmony, and the ideal of hospitality that underpins Japanese culture. The design of the lightweight, slim-body robots applied cutting edge technology and focused on a finely tuned form, with a pleasant expression that would express kindness and friendliness.
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