T-HR3 is the third generation humanoid robot developed by TOYOTA, following the trumpet and violin-playing humanoids. Previous robots pursued the precise “positioning” of fingerings and movements to play an instrument. The new, evolved humanoid can flexibly and smoothly control the “force (torque)” of its entire body. The Advanced Synchronization System of T-HR3 is achieved by sharing this “force (torque)” with the Master Maneuvering System.
Human support robots (HSRs) are robots that offer broad-based assistance in nursing, independence and daily life. Toyota is working to give these robots capabilities ranging from basic support such as picking up and carrying objects, to potential uses in applications such as preventative care and health management. HSRs continue to undergo trials at elderly-care facilities and in the homes of people with disabilities.
Pocobee is a robot designed to monitor the health of the elderly and to maintain and improve their lives. The robot engages in conversation to encourage a variety of activities and participation in society according to each person’s lifestyle and condition. Toyota is working with caregivers to develop robots that can contribute to preventative care for the elderly in conjunction with appropriate nursing programs.
Welwalk is a robot designed to assist rehabilitation for people suffering from leg paralysis due to a stroke or other condition. The robot provides a variety of rehabilitation assistance functions based on exercise learning theory, including the ability to adjust difficulty based on the patient and to provide feedback about walking conditions. The easy-to-wear design and touch panel controls offer excellent ease of use in clinical settings.