In an effort to aid humanity in its rapid convergence with the Borg, Toyota today announced two new robots aimed at making life easier for people who need assistance with day to day life.
The first robot is a mobility robot, or a new and awesome robot wheelchair. It’s autonomous in its movement; you don’t steer it, you tell it where to go, and it does. Think of it like Xavier’s hoverchair in the X-Men comics, but with Segway-like wheels. I want one.
The other robot is a violin-playing humanoid. Way to go, Toyota!
Toyota Unveils Personal-transport, Violin-playing Robots [Press Release]