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Toyota robot can now be controlled remotely

By T.K. Randall
December 2, 2018 · Comment icon 5 comments

Controlling a robot has never been so easy. Image Credit: YouTube / Toyota Global Newsroom
Toyota's remarkably impressive T-HR31 humanoid robot can now be controlled by an operator six miles away.
Capable of some seriously life-like motions thanks to its sophisticated torque servo modules, the T-HR31 has a futuristic control system that looks like something out of a science fiction movie.

Using next-generation wireless technology, the system enables the operator to control the robot through a combination of one-to-one arm controls and a virtual reality headset.

Through Japanese carrier Docomo, the wireless connection can now function up to 10 miles away.

Set to be demoed at an event in Tokyo early next year, the robot and its low-latency wireless controls could one day lead to home-help robots and remote-operated robotic platforms in the workplace.



Source: Techcrunch.com | Comments (5)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by sci-nerd 6 years ago
I dunno, I'm much more amazed by drones, and their potential to bring me fast and cheap junk food!
Comment icon #2 Posted by trancelikestate 6 years ago
Now give it a gun and send it to war
Comment icon #3 Posted by Ell 6 years ago
They could be useful in environments where using humans would be too dangerous or too expensive: like space, nuclear power plants and collapsed buildings.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jon the frog 6 years ago
Exactly.... that's the way it will evolve for sure. Gundam style !
Comment icon #5 Posted by Calibeliever 6 years ago
I got a full-on Black Mirror vibe watching that.


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