Toyota Tour Guide Robot to Give Tours at Toyota Kaikan Exhibition Hall

robot.jpgToyota has developed a wheeled tour guide robot TPR-Robina that will escort visitors around the various displays of Toyota Kaikan Exhibition Hall in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan from August 27.The newly developed tour guide robot is equipped with autonomous movement capabilities for avoiding obstacles and with jointed fingers, allowing it to sign autographs. The robot is also able to interact with visitors through a combination of verbal communication and gestures. The Image recognition allows the Toyota Tour Guide Robot to recognize visitors’ nametags and direct its explanations to them directly.

The 1,200mm robot (height) weighs 60kg. Toyota plans to incorporate what it learns from using the tour guide robot at the Toyota Kaikan Exhibition Hall to further improve and develop its robots.