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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Toyota’s new guide robot TPR-Robina

Toyota’s new guide robot TPR-Robina, released on August 22, has improved ability to avoid obstacles and operate autonomously, while agile, jointed fingers enable the robot to grasp writing utensils and sign autographs. Further, in addition to being able to communicate using words and gestures, the 60-kg, 1.2-meter tall robot has an image recognition system that allows it to read visitors’ name tags so that it can tailor its directions accordingly. TPR-Robina is working as a receptionist and guide at the Toyota Kaikan Exhibition Hall.
http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/news/07/0822.html

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