Robots will play a part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They won’t be competing, but instead, they will be helping with the event. The automotive giant has unveiled its robot lineup for the summer games, and the Field Support Robot will be a major player here.
The autonomous machine will carry javelins, shot puts and other items from throwing events. It won’t fetch the items by themselves. Humans will still have to do that. However, this robot will help reduce the number of staff on the field at any given time.
Other robots will be taking part as well like the Human Support Robot that will guide people to their seats, the Delivery Support Robot for drinks and other orders and the T-HR3 humanoid robot for remote interactions with athletes.
Another robot on hand is more Olympics-specific. The Mascot Robot in Miraitowa and Someity variants will welcome people to venues through object detection and remote-controlled limbs. Toyota is also “considering” a way to enhance the games for Japanese kids through the mascot machines.
It should be a very interesting Olympics with all of these robots on hand helping the humans out. We can probably expect more robots in some future games.
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