Toyota Human Support Robot

If sold, Toyota estimates a $9,000 initial cost with a $3,000/mo all-inclusive lease.

Toyota Human Support Robot



I think this is a great idea but it doesn’t go far enough.

The next step would be a robot to help a patient get up from bed and help balance them when they walk a short distance. Many elderly people need to go to the bathroom several times during the night. A robot that could assist in this would extend independence and would really be worth the money.

There would be many problems to solve, not least liability if the person should be injured. But it would be tremendously useful. If Toyota is becoming a “mobility company,” that would be a huge step.