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Partner

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The Partner robots are humanoids designed to help people with tasks in factories and homes. They're also great entertainers, capable of playing music on the trumpet and violin.

Creator
Toyota
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2005
Type
Humanoids, Research, Entertainment
Creator
Toyota
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2005
Type
Humanoids, Research, Entertainment

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Specs

FEATURES
Lightweight body, dexterous hands, artificial lips capable of playing a musical instrument.
HEIGHT
148 cm | 58.3 in (Partner Humanoid model)
LENGTH
39.5 cm | 15.6 in
WIDTH
60.9 cm | 24 in
WEIGHT
40 kg | 88.2 lb
SPEED
7 km/h | 4.3 mph (running)

SENSORS
N/A
ACTUATORS
N/A
POWER
Lithium-ion battery, 30 minutes of operation
COMPUTING
Intel-based computer
SOFTWARE
Real time Linux OS
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
31
MATERIALS
N/A
COST
N/A
STATUS
Unknown
HISTORY
Toyota has been developing industrial robots since the 1970s, and starting in the 2000s it became interested in humanoid robots that could assist people. Toyota used its robotic technologies to develop the Partner, designed to "work in harmony with people." The goal was to create robots that can help people with tasks that involve manufacturing, personal mobility, nursing and healthcare, and housekeeping. Toyota unveiled the Partner robots at the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan. There are currently two models: Robina is wheeled, and Humanoid is legged.
WEBSITE
http://www.toyota-global.com/innovation/partner_robot/