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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Toyota Partner Robot Vision

Toyota Motor has marked the 70th anniversary of its founding by announcing a long-term business plan that calls for the commercialization of its humanoid Partner Robots for jobs like housekeeping and nursing support. Accoording to the Toyota Global Vision 2020 plan robots will be a core business for Toyota, which also plans to make hybrid technology available for its entire fleet of vehicles.

During the EXPO 2005 AICHI, JAPAN (The 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan) Toyota displayed a variety of its future technologies, based on the theme “The Dream, Joy and Inspiration of Mobility in the 21st Century.” Some of the technologies on display included the personal mobility “i-unit,” the “Toyota partner robots” designed to aid human activities, a next-generation urban transit system called “IMTS(Intelligent Multimode Transit System),” and a fuel cell hybrid bus. http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/vision/emerging_tech/index.html

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