Toyota robots are helping the world’s elderly population, as the Earth’s population is rapidly aging, and people aged 65 or over are the fastest-growing age group in the world.
This creates problems for many countries as they struggle to find resources to care for the elderly.
Toyota’s robotics division focuses on developing mechanical home helpers, keeping the older generations healthy as they grow older.
These prototypes include the “Gantry Robot”, the ceiling-mounted robot capable of completing tasks, such as cleaning.
Toyota says the robot’s design was inspired by trips to Japanese homes, as researchers found that limited floor space limits the robot’s ability to assist.
The solution was to imagine a future home built with robots directly integrated into the architecture.
The company added: Building new homes with the help of robots from scratch, of course, has its own problems, but the design itself solves some problems.
What if the robot could move across the roof instead of, said Dan Helmick, co-president at Toyota Research Institute (TRI), during a virtual presentation. Crowded floorAnd turns away when it’s not needed.
The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) was first established in 2015 with a $ 1 billion investment.
In addition to the “Gantry Robot,” the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) has also experimented with the “Soft Bubble Gripper,” which uses air-filled pillows to gently grasp a variety of objects.
The institute also piloted a mobile, land-based robot with the same basic capabilities as the “Gantry Robot”.
The institute researchers have also shown how they are using virtual reality to train Toyota robots.
However, these robots are only prototypes, and Toyota has no immediate plans to commercialize the technology.
And theHe said Max Bajracharya, Vice President of Robotics at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI): These Toyota robots are prototypes to speed up our research, but they won’t be converting into products anytime soon.
Toyota is just one of many developing home robots, but the field remains very challenging.
Although many laboratories have developed machines that can perform household chores in the laboratory, it has proven difficult to transfer these skills to real homes, where not every aspect of simple tasks can be measured, modeled and predicted.
Toyota’s approach is to build around human needs, not transcend them, as it wants to build technology that enables us to continue living together.
Gill Pratt, CEO of the Toyota Research Institute (TRI) said: The idea is to amplify human capacity rather than replace it.