TOKYO (Reuters) – a Miniature, remote-controlled cars have been proven to be a crowd-pleaser at the track-and-field throwing events, but, for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games, Toyota Motor Corp. is upping the game with a high-tech way to do it is to pick up spears and hammers: the pint-sized, self-driving A. I. I, robot-driven cars.
Toyota Motor Corp. (A). it shows the Tokyo 2020 mascots, robot Miraitowa, which will be used to support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games during a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, on July 18, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Issei Kato
The Japanese car maker, on Monday unveiled a prototype of the next generation of field support, as a robot, a miniature shuttle, a bus-like structure, based on the e-Palette of” ride-sharing vehicle, in a development that will be used at the Tokyo Games.
The vehicle, about the size of a toddler’s ride-on toy car can travel at a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour, and it sports three cameras and a laser sensor that would make it possible for you to “see” the surrounding area.
Wrapped around the upper part of their body is a band of LED lights that light up when the vehicle uses artificial intelligence to monitor event-level officials in the direction of the equipment is torn up by the athletes on the field during a shot put, discus throw, hammer throw and javelin events.
After all the equipment, which can weigh as much as eight kilograms, and for the hammers, are loaded into the vehicle by the officer, in a press of a button, in the direction from the front side to send the car flying back to the athletes for use later on.
“People are much better suited for taking on heavy-duty equipment in the field, but also for the rapid transport of the respective back deposits, this is a job that should be carried out by a robot,” Takeshi Kuwabara, project planning manager, who oversaw the robot’s development, he told reporters.
“Our goal was to take advantage of the strengths of both humans and robots.”
The trend away from the use of the miniature cars, the equipment, the Olympic games, the throwing of events is going to be back for the 2008 olympic Games in Beijing, where the firey-red, rocket-shaped cars, rushing past the green to the collection and use of hammers, javelins and discus.
At the 2012 Games in London, BMW has developed and operated a fleet of blue-and-orange-miniature-Mini-Cooper-for the collection of end-of-life equipment, while the pint-sized, green, pick-up trucks and carried out the job at the Rio games in 2016.
As a major sponsor of the Tokyo Games, Toyota also plans to make the uk a virtual reality-enabled humanoid robots, and the mobile telepresence robots, which will enable the spectators, who are not able to attend the games in person and to experience events and meet the athletes at a distance.
A fleet of robots on wheels designed by the manufacturer to perform household tasks for the elderly, in the hospital, the patient will also guide the guests to the wheelchair, seat and serve refreshments during special events.
Toyota plans to use the games to showcase its new vehicle technologies, ranging from fuel cell buses, and on-demand, self-driving taxi cabs, because it is competing with the industry rivals, and tech companies to make an affordable autonomous cars and electric vehicles (EVs), along with the on-demand transportation services.
Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; editing by Sudipto Ganguly