History

It all began in the 1970s

Toyota Group has been developing industrial robots since the 1970s, and uses many robots especially in welding and painting processes. Even in assembly processes, robots are assisting people mainly in transport operations. Toyota has been introducing robots into its manufacturing system in order to improve quality and reduce costs.

1980

Installation of Industrial Robot
Development Automation by
Installation of Robots


Welding robot

2000

Partner Robot
Component Technology
Development Start


2005

Partner Robot
Announcement of
Technology Concept


EXPO 2005 AICHI, JAPAN

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2007

Partner Robot
Annoucnement of
Development Vision


2011

Care Assist Robot
Technical Presentation



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2012~

Human Support Robot
Technical Presentation



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2010~

Partner Robot
Sequential Implementation


2020~

Training to Become One of Toyota's Core Operations


Toyota is implementing its invention of the "partner robot." This will evolve the technology of industrial robots such that they can be applied to the advanced technology of automobiles, IT and other areas.

This technology will give support from factories to society on the whole, as well as to individual people as personal partners. Toyota will contribute to society and its customers'needs through the business activities of robots. This is a concept derived from the quote from the founders, Toyota Sakichi and Toyota Shouichiro, "Make society wealthy through inventions for the people and the world."

Toyota Global Vision 2020