Toyota recently completed the first in-home trial of it’s Human Support Robot or HSR in the home of Decorated War Hero and retired Army Ranger Romulo “Romy” Camargo. An injury suffered by Camargo while serving in Afghanistan left him paralyzed from the neck down.
The HSR is a “partner robot” designed to assist people with everyday tasks. During the trial the HSR opened doors and delivered water and snacks. The robot uses sensors to navigate it’s way to different items and rooms while performing it’s various tasks.
Toyota says it’s a step towards having robots in everyone’s home.
“At Toyota, we have a commitment to enriching lives by advancing mobility for all – whether it’s around town or across your living room,” said Doug Moore, senior manager, Technology for Human Support, Toyota Motor North America. “This includes developing technology solutions to assist people with limited mobility. We see our research with Romy and the HSR as a natural extension of our work as a mobility company that helps people navigate their world.”
You can view a video of the trial below…