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Robots lined up to help out spectators at 2020 Olympics

•, Paul Ridden

"The Tokyo 2020 Games are a unique opportunity for us to display Japanese robot technology," said Tokyo 2020 Robot Project's Hirohisa Hirukawa. "This project will not simply be about exhibiting robots, but showcasing their practical real-life deployment helping people. So there will be not only sports at the Tokyo 2020 Games, but some cool robots at work to look forward to as well."

The Project has revealed that Games fans in wheelchairs can look forward to receiving help and assistance from Toyota's Human Support Robot and Delivery Support Robot. The bots will carry food and other goods to spectators at the Olympic Stadium, guide people to their seats and act as event information guides.

The Human Support Robot (HSR) was first unveiled in 2012, and has a tablet-like user interface, and an arm/gripper combo for pick and place tasks. The Delivery Support Robot (DSR) will work alongside the HSR, transporting items to a drop off zone where the HSR can grab them and take them to spectators.