The Human Support Robot (HSR) is a compact mobile manipulator for the disabled and elderly. HSR can move around the house, keep watch over family members, and fetch objects. Its creators hope to make HSR beneficial to all people in the near future.
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HSR is one of the standard platforms used by teams in RoboCup@Home league and World Robot Summit.
Toyota introduced its Human Support Robot (HSR), which is part of its Partner family of robots, in 2012. According to the company, HSR is "Toyota's answer to the ever-increasing demand for long-term elderly care in societies like Japan." The robot features a highly maneuverable, compact, and lightweight cylindrical body. With its folding arm, HSR can retrieve objects from shelves, pick objects up off the floor, and perform a variety of other tasks. The robot is used for research in multiple Toyota facilities as well as university research labs in Japan and the United States. Toyota has announced that HSR and other robots will help visitors during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.