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Say Hello To The Tokyo Olympic Robots

NPR Technology

A Field Support Robot was used to retrieve rugby balls on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Stadium. Over the weekend, the FSR will help during track and field events. A Field Support Robot was used to retrieve rugby balls on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Stadium. Over the weekend, the FSR will help during track and field events. The Field Support Robot is a good boy!


Say Hello To The Tokyo Olympic Robots

NPR Technology

A Field Support Robot was used to retrieve rugby balls on day three of the Tokyo Olympics. Over the weekend, the robot will help during track and field events. A Field Support Robot was used to retrieve rugby balls on day three of the Tokyo Olympics. Over the weekend, the robot will help during track and field events. The Field Support Robot is a good boy!


Robo Olympians? Olympics schedule packed with bots, AI, VR and more

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After being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Olympics schedule is in full swing, albeit without spectators in the stands. Aside from featuring top athletic competition from nations around the globe, the quadrennial event is also showcasing several cutting-edge innovations ranging from robotics and artificial intelligence to virtual reality training solutions, carrying on a tradition of Olympic tech innovation history. "The Olympic Games have always been a catalyst and showcase for innovation, and when Tokyo last hosted the event, in 1964, it saw satellites used to relay live pictures to a global audience for the first time, as well as the debuts of close-pickup microphones and slow-motion replays," reads a portion of an Olympic blog post. Historically, human beings have traditionally located, chased down and seized game balls during Olympic competitions. But at the 2020 games, spectators may catch a glimpse of a few bots retrieving these spheres and other equipment during gameplay.


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The Japan Times

With everything from a mist curtain designed to cool people off in the oppressive summer heat to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and robots delivering refreshing drinks, companies are sparing no expense as they gear up for a marketing bonanza. Panasonic hopes to see Hospi robots guiding hotel guests to their rooms and also providing room service. Toyota Motor Corp. has a blueprint for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles or buses, which only emit water, to ride around the Olympic venues in an official capacity. The automaker also hopes to promote the Toyota Mirai -- the world's first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that went on sale in December 2014 -- to Olympic officials and visitors.


Tokyo 2020 Robot Project powered by Toyota, Panasonic

ZDNet

Athletes may be the focus of the Olympics, but in recent years the competition has also become an important technology showcase for tech savvy host countries. Nowhere will that be more true than in Tokyo, host of the upcoming 2020 Games. This month, the organizing committee announced the Tokyo 2020 Robot Project, a collaboration between Toyota, Panasonic, and several Japanese government entities that will bring robots front and center while all eyes are on Tokyo. Japan, of course, is a world leader in industrial automation and autonomous mobile robots, and the models selected by Toyota and Panasonic to participate in the showcase will be familiar to industry watchers. What will be novel is the size of the deployment and the opportunity the Games affords to create a real-life laboratory for human-robot interaction.