Toyota believes robots can do more than assemble Corollas and Camrys; it’s building and investing in robotics to help the disabled and elderly. It has created a walking-assist system to help stroke victims or others with disabilities learn to use their legs again. Toyota also recently invested in Israel’s Intuition Robotics, whose robots can remind the elderly to handle tasks like taking medication.
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