Toyota (TM) has unleashed a humanoid robot.
The Japanese automaker on Wednesday debuted a humanoid robot, T-HR3, with the ability to fluidly mirror a person's movements and, by using sensors, identify how much force it should use on humans or objects.
The user controls the robot using a head-mounted display, allowing the controller to see from the robot's vantage point. The display stands 5.1 feet tall and weighs 165 pounds.
"We are thinking about using this mainly for home elderly care and daily life support," Akifumi Tamaoki, head of Toyota's Partner Robot division, told Agence France-Presse. "Technically, this robot could also be used in workplaces, disaster areas and outer space."
Shares of Toyota were lower during late-morning trading on Thursday.
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