The T-HR3, Toyota's third generation of a humanoid robot, is designed by the get-go so the man can control it with the remote control. Operators are lurking with hands-on controls of hands, arms, and legs, along with a screen on their heads that allows them to see the world from the perspective of a robot. The robot, in turn, sends back feedback to the operators, enabling them to better understand their environment and safely manage the bots.
At the same time, the robot has the balance and coordination of the entire body to maintain upright and flexible joints management, "to control the force of contact of the robot with any individuals or objects in the environment."
The T-HR3 is designed from the beginning for the wireless remote control, so it's only a matter of time before Toyota tried it. The low latency network kept the delay signal to a minimum, which allowed undisturbed functioning of the firm.
The aim is to eventually use the robot to help patients or to close them with limited mobility. "Team members of Robot Partners are committed to using technology in T-HR3 to develop friendly and useful robots that work with people and help them in their everyday lives," said Akifumi Tamaoki, General Manager of Toyota's Partner Robot subsidiary. He will show this again soon in a more ambitious demo at Doc's Open House in Tokyo on December 6th.