toyota T-HR3 humanoid robot mirrors human operator movements

toyota T-HR3 humanoid robot mirrors human operator movements

toyota has unveiled its third generation humanoid robot T-HR3, designed and developed by its partner robot division. the project explores new technologies for safely managing physical interactions between robots and their surroundings, as well as a new remote maneuvering system that mirrors user movements to the robot.

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toyota’s T-HR3 mimics the movements of the remote operator



T-HR3 is a reflection of toyota’s broad-based exploration of how advanced technologies can help to meet people’s unique mobility needs. the robot represents an evolution from previous generation instrument-playing humanoids, which were created to test the precise positioning or joints and pre-programmed movements, to a platform with capabilities that can safely assist humans in a variety of settings, such as the home, medical facilities, construction sites, disaster stricken areas and even outer space.

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the robot aims to assist humans in a variety of settings



T-HR3 is controlled from a master maneuvering system that allows the entire body of the robot to be operated instinctively with wearable controls that use sensors to map hand, arm and foot movements. together with this, the master system is equipped with a head-mounted display that allows the user to see from the robot’s perspective.

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sensors are used to map the different parts of the controller’s body



‘the partner robot team members are committed to using the technology in t-hr3 to develop friendly and helpful robots that coexist with humans and assist them in their daily lives. looking ahead, the core technologies developed for this platform will help inform and advance future development of robots to provide ever-better mobility for all,’ comments akifumi tamaoki, general manager, partner robot division.


T-HR3 will be featured at the upcoming international robot exhibition 2017 at tokyo big sight from november 29 through december 2.

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use diagram

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