robots will aid visitors to their seats during tokyo 2020 olympics
 

robots will aid visitors to their seats during tokyo 2020 olympics

it’s no secret japan wants to use the 2020 tokyo olympics as a platform to flex it’s tech-induced muscles. since it was awarded the games six years ago it has repeatedly outlined aims to use technology to achieve various different things such as facial recognition to streamline the entry of athletes, the launch of a robo-taxi service, and even recycling e-waste to create the olympic medals. now its efforts include the tokyo 2020 robot project, which will bring all of its initiatives together under one roof.

toyota and panasonic reveal games robots to aid visitors during tokyo 2020 olympics

 

 

the tokyo 2020 robot project brings together experts like panasonic and toyota who unveiled new robots the project’s launch event last week. toyota unveiled several new robots that it says will be able to assist disabled people attending the 2020 tokyo olympics.

toyota and panasonic reveal games robots to aid visitors during tokyo 2020 olympics

 

 

built by toyota, the human support robot (HSR) and delivery support robot (DSR) will work together to provide assistance to spectators. HSR is a meter-high machine with a built-in arm for picking up trays and baskets, and the delivery support robot (DSR), functions like a mobile waste bin but carry’s snacks and other items when ordered via an app on a tablet or smartphone. officials plan to deploy up to sixteen HSRs and around 10 DSRs, most of them at the olympic stadium in tokyo. 

toyota and panasonic reveal games robots to aid visitors during tokyo 2020 olympics

 

 

the robots are designed to aid visitors, especially those in wheelchairs by carrying food and other goods, guiding people to their seats, and providing event information. panasonic also showed off a power assist suit which works to provide support to the back and hip area so that wearers can perform lifting tasks without fear of injury. panasonic said it plans to use 20 of the suits at the olympics to assist in a range of lifting tasks, such as helping visitors with their luggage.

toyota and panasonic reveal games robots to aid visitors during tokyo 2020 olympics

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