Expo 2005 Aichi, Robot Project

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.

Mountable Model "i-foot"


Safe, shell-type cabin, a bird-like leg structure for ease of mounting and dismounting, joystick operation for three-dimensional mobility and controlling the traveling direction and walking speed, etc.


To satisfy individuals' wishes to move freely and to provide a robot that is fun to ride and operate. Designed for elderly care, and mobility applications.


The bird-like leg structure bend backward to make mounting and dismounting easy.


Expresses the dream of future three-dimensional mobility and offers the sense of safety and reliability upon which that dream can build, in a "Shell on legs" design that encloses the rider.


Height 2,360mm
Weight 200kg
Degree of joint freedom of movement 12
Payload 60kg
Walking speed 1.35km/h