- scuttle across ～
- virtual attendance
- production plant
- 【写真説明】 headquarters
Toyota reveals robot roster for Olympic and Paralympic Games
Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp., a major Olympic sponsor, is readying various robots for next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. The robots were shown to reporters for release on July 22.
The showcase included a cart-like robot that scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses, and a towering screen-on-wheels designed for "virtual" attendance.
But the cute ones are the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots "Miraitowa" and "Someity."
Like all the world's major automakers, Toyota uses robotics in its production plants. But it has also designed human-like robots, including those that play musical instruments.
The mascot robots have moving limbs and their eyes change to images of stars and hearts. They cannot speak at all or walk very well. But the engineer in charge, Moridaira Tomohisa, suggested various possibilities for them, such as getting the robots to hold the Olympic torches using magnets. (AP)