Toyota entrust the keys to his museum to a humanoid robot

ImageA new humanoid robot will serve as a guide loquace in the museum’s first automobile manufacturer worldwide, Japanese Toyota, inside his stronghold in central Japan.
Presented Monday, the robot to look feminine, with a height of 1.20 meters with a weight of 60 kilos, moves independently on wheels, avoiding obstacles.
Called “Robina”, it will guide visitors to the museum Automotive Group-Toyota City, near Nagoya (center).
According to its designer, “Robina” is capable of giving explanations to watching a person who recognizes the name on a badge. It can also keep a pen and sign autographs willingly, promised Toyota.A like his compatriot and Honda with its advanced technologies, Toyota has been actively engaged in the development of robotic technologies, convinced that the robots will in future play an important role in the aging Japanese society. “We are continuing research on robots partners in four directions: assistance to household chores, medical support, assistance to industrial production and individual mobility,” the group said in a statement.
Former researchers electronics giant Sony, specialists in artificial intelligence and creators of the robot dog Aibo, the teams are expected to join Toyota and Sony have abandoned this line of development, according to industry sources.
In addition to Toyota and Honda, several other Japanese firms, such as heavy industry groups Mitsubishi Heavy (MHI) and Fuji Heavy (FHI) or security companies Secom and Asok, were launched in designing robots for assistance. The Japanese industries are financially encouraged in this direction by the State.