On a revisit to the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry & Technology, not far from Nagoya Station, we came across the Toyota Partner Robots (トヨタ・パートナーロボット).
Developed in 2004 for the 2005 Expo, the Toyota Partner Robots are humanoid robots and can walk and play the trumpet, a feat they perform on the hour with admirable skill.
Toyota Partner Robots were developed to work with the elderly, through assisting in household chores and watching over them. At present, the technology is limited to them walking and playing various musical instruments.
Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry & Technology
1-35 Noritake Shinmachi 4-chome
Tel: 052 551 6115
Admission: 500 yen
Hours: 9.30am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Closed on Mondays
Take a local (futsu) Meitetsu train one stop north from Nagoya Station to Sako. The museum is a 3 minute walk to your right from Sako Station.
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