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Olympics: Tokyo 2020 unveils robots to help wheelchair users, workers

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Mar 15, 2019 1:56 AM 1+ mon ago

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics organizers launched their ambitious Robot Project on Friday, unveiling two of the robots designed to assist supporters, workers and athletes at the Games.

The two products, Toyota's Human Support Robot (HSR) and the Power Assist Suit from Panasonic, were demonstrated to the public for the first time in Tokyo.

The robots can carry food and other goods, guide viewers to their seats and provide event information.

"We will support people at the Olympics and at the stadium in wheelchair accessible areas," said Minoru Yamauchi, who is in charge of Toyota's 2020 robots program.

"In terms of service, we will be offering stress-free entry and viewing and the robot can also carry bags and other luggage items for the customers."

There will be 16 HSR robots at Tokyo 2020 venues and Toyota hope to have similar products ...

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