Human Service Robot (HSR)
Our HSR or ‘Human Support Robot’ is on loan from Toyota. HSR is a compact mobile cobot (collaborative robot) platform that can move around and fetch objects using a multi-DOF arm while avoiding obstacles. Operable by voice command or by tablet PC, HSR has a highly maneuverable, compact, and lightweight cylindrical body with a folding arm that enables it to pick up objects off the floor, suction up thin objects, retrieve objects from high locations, open curtains, and perform other household tasks. The intention is that HSR will be able to assist the elderly, and others who are unable to move on their own, with everyday tasks.
The RoboCup@Home league is the largest international annual competition for autonomous service robots and is part of the RoboCup initiative. The RoboCup competition aims to develop service and assistive robot technology with high relevance for future personal domestic applications. Team ORIon consists of undergraduate and graduate students, robotics researchers, and faculty members of the ORI whose experience and support will be leveraged to create a RoboCup@Home team capable of delivering across the whole competition.
Did you know? The Toyota Human Support Robot is set to play an interesting supporting role at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2021, supporting guests by guiding them to their seats and conveying light meals and goods to them.