So much more impressive than a wheelchair - and it can climb stairs!
Toyoto i-foot and i-unit
December 3, 2004
Toyota Group Announces Plans for EXPO 2005 AICHI, JAPAN Pavilion
Performance Tokyo—The Toyota Group* (the Group) today announced its
plans for the performance to be featured in the Toyota Group Pavilion
at EXPO 2005 AICHI, JAPAN.
The richly entertaining show, based on the theme “The Dream, Joy
and Inspiration of Mobility in the 21st Century,” will introduce the
concepts of “Mobility in Harmony with the Earth” and “Achieving
the Dream and Joy of Worldwide Movement ” in its presentation of
possibilities for a bright and fulfilling future.
Based on these themes, performance content will feature Toyota’s efforts
toward achieving “optimal mobility,” “harmony with society” and
“meeting the needs of individuals,” and the future technologies and
vehicle possibilities that form part of the company’s vision for the
society of tomorrow.
The performance will consist of two parts, a Welcome Show and a Main
Show. The Welcome Show will feature Toyota Partner Robots, robots
developed to embody kindness and intelligence and to assist with human
activities. A robot musical band and an entertaining dialogue between
the DJ robot and the emcee promise to bring the stage alive.
The Main Show, titled “MOVE, LIVE,” will feature a theme of “In
Movement is Freedom. In Movement is Life.” Single passenger “i-unit”
concept vehicles and a mountable, walking “i-foot” robot will join
with dancers in a “mobility performance” that will introduce the
concepts of “The Wonders of Living and Moving Freely” and “The New
Relationship Between People and Vehicles.” A 360-degree large screen
will surround the audience and actors, and, together with other stage
equipment, present the audience with scenes of nature and tomorrow’s
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*** Xanni ***
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