Toyota Helper Robots Will One Day Clean Your House

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Are you tired of the daily grind of household chores? Wouldn’t it be great to never sweep, dust, or pick up stuff again?

Your dreams may have come true. Toyota is developing an in-home robot that can perform various tasks such as fetch objects. The helper robot is being called the Human Support Robot (HSR). According to NBC News, the robot can respond to voice commands as well as requests via a tablet computer.

Before you go to your Toyota dealership, Toyota says the HSR prototype robot is meant to help people with disabilities to pick up and retrieve objects. Its job is similar to a service dog. Specifications for the HSR robot include: 

  • Height – 32.6 inches
  • Weight – 70.5 pounds
  • Arm length – 30.5 inches

The robot’s head also includes a video device that makes it easy for people to communicate with family and friends.

It’s unclear when the HSR will be available for purchase. Pricing and the availability date have not been set. Toyota will display the HSR prototype at the International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo.