What’s happened?
Whilst automakers are racing to develop electric and autonomous cars, Toyota is accelerating with a broad interpretation of the new age of mobility – evolving far beyond the asphalt. This month in the US, a different type of intelligent machinery developed by Toyota went from the lab to the home of paralyzed Army Veteran Romy Camargo. The prototype Human Support Robot (HSR) designed in Toyota’s vision to provide valuable assistance to people with limited mobility, successfully facilitated simple yet necessary tasks for Camargo which he has been unable to perform without human aid. In addition to the HSR, Toyota is developing a robotic leg brace to help paraplegics walk, Project BLAID, to give the blind greater environmental awareness, and a Care Assist Robot.