Toyota Using VR To Train Robots To Assist The Elderly

Practice makes perfect for this army of house-cleaning robots. 

Earlier this week Japanese-based Toyota Research Insitute released details regarding a new project currently in development that will have researchers teaching robots how to complete various types of housework using VR technology. 

Using a series of 3D sensors and cameras attached to the robots, researchers in a VR headset can view the world from the robot’s perspective and control its actions using standard motion controllers. As the researcher completes various tasks with its mechanical arms, such as opening and closing cabinets or putting away the dishes, they can leave the robot

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