Toyota's new robot

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  1. bfarn says:

    He looks like he’s waiting for his momma robot to come and drop batteries in his mouth!

  2. Chuck says:

    Ah — so it can break your arm and assist you afterward?  (Sounds like how some people operate.)

  3. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    Perhaps Toyota should consider a variant model with taser and pepper spray modules for the burgeoning old-people-in-american-prison market…

  4. SedanChair says:

    Apparently, its other application is for “human support” such as assisting disabled people and caring for the elderly in their homes.

    Translation: this robot is for wiping butts

  5. Frank Xavior says:

    Misread as ‘Arm Wrestling’ robot.
    disappointed.

  6. jackrabbitslim says:

    This thing looks uncannily like at least one of the robots in WALL-E. Parallel evolution? Platonic forms? Maybe there are only so many ways to build a garbage can with an arm and a face on top.

  7. It would be great if Toyota can develop this robot further so that it can be used in homes for the aged and for the disabled. Carrying immobile elderly people, for instance, is a tedious task for a lot of caregivers and Toyota’s robot can help in that area.

    • Jenz Seeger says:

      “Carrying immobile elderly people…”Right, many caregivers ruin their backs lifting people.

      But this wittle robot is weights “only” one 32kg. To lift people you have to be a bit bigger…
      :-(

  8. pjcamp says:

    Arm rasslin the old folks — now that’s a robot!

    Oh. Never mind.

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