If Honda is swollen with pride of their humanoid robot Asimo, it’s Toyota now to flaunt its new humanoid robot. The new personal robot is a part of Toyota’s Global Vision 2020.
The 152-centimeters (5-foot) tall two-legged robot is capable of playing violin. It makes use of its mechanical fingers to push the strings and plays the bow with its other arm.
It touts 17 movable joints that endow it with the capability to conduct domestic duties and assist in nursing.
The violin-playing robot responds to voice commands and boasts of advanced face recognition.
The new robot plays Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance on the violin very efficiently.
Toyota hopes to see it and other Toyota Partner Robots on sale in the early 2010.