Toyota unveils helpful Human Support Robot

September 25, 2012

Human Support Robot (credit: Toyota)

Toyota has unveiled a new assistant robot alled the Human Support Robot (HSR),  designed to help the disabled live more independently, Gizmag reports.

The HSR can be controlled using a simple graphical user interface via tablet. It can also wear a tablet atop its head, which would allow caregivers and family members to communicate with the robot’s owner over Skype or other services.

Unlike recent telepresence robots, the HSR has an arm and gripper for doing the simple tasks we often take for granted.