Toyota’s 3rd Gen Humanoid Robot Mimics Operator Movements

Toyota Humanoid Robot

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Toyota revealed its latest humanoid robot, named T-HR3 that has the ability to mimic the movements of the operator after being synchronized. For this to happen, the operator needs to wear data gloves and a headset. The compatible headset is HTC Vive VR headset which can be linked to the cameras showing the perspectives of the robot.

T-HR3 is 5.05 inches tall and weighs 75 kg or 165 pounds. According to Toyota, the creators and developers of the robot aimed at exploring possibilities to assist humans in the household, medical facilities, disaster areas, construction sites, and even space.

The operator is able to control the entire body of the robot using MMS or the Master Maneuvering System. There are 16 torque servo modules in the chair with motion and force sensors at the feet that can all be connected to the 29 torque servo modules positioned in the joints of the robot.

As you can see in the video above, according to movements of the operator, the MMS signals to the robot’s body parts that include the hands’ fingers for moving. So far, the T-HR3 can be moved forwards and laterally by walking.

The robot, furthermore, has balance control to withstand body balance during collisions with anything. In addition, it has force controls, which can be noticed in the video when the robot picks and gently presses a balloon.

The general manager of Toyota’s robots, Akifumi Tamaoki said, “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.” He dropped hints on the contribution of further technology developments in advancements of robots for ever-evolving mobility and conveniences.

T-HR3 awaits a demonstration at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo from November 29th to December 2nd.

Source: The Verge

Toyota's 3rd Gen Humanoid Robot Mimics Operator Movements