So the 2020 Olympic Games welcomes some new candidates on the games truck, the robots. Thus as they flex their robotic muscles and figure out how to tie their digital shoelaces, we should brace ourselves to witness the fastest robots on the planet, which can make the likes of Usain Bolt look amateurish on the track. Imagine that! The article, therefore, dives into the robotic universe to explore how their innovative candidature will transform the 2020 Olympic Games that will be a highlight in Tokyo.
The inspiration behind the robotic mascots on the 2020 Olympic Games Track is the ultimate out-pacer called OutRunner. The biological inspiration behind the creation of OutRunner was towards the emulation of every legged animals’ movements and behaviors. Robotics Unlimited is the father of this innovative inspiration. There is a lot of specificity in the design of the robot’s legs spring-loaded with stiffness and dumping. In the absence of such considerations, the result would be a chaotic bouncing motion that could simulate events only witnessed in the Terminator movie. The OutRunner’s stable running motion gives credit to the mass-length distribution on its design criterion.
Thus as this godfather of the robotic world became an inspiration to the other robots, the onset of a robotic invention is no longer a prediction but a certainty ready to take place at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. In short, it is a robotic takeover, and Toyota and Panasonic are not shy to admit this fact. Their revelation depicts several robotic helpers certain of being part of the 2020 Olympic Games calendar and thus highlighting the event as a Robotic historical takeover. The Tokyo 2020 Robot Project Leader, Hirohisa Hirukawa, depicts the 2020 Olympic Games as a unique opportunity to showcase Japanese robotic technology. The project is not a paraded auction of fancy-skilled robots but a revolutionary opportunity to showcase a technology that is both practical and realistically assistive to the rest of the human populations.
That said, there is thus no reason to unplug all your electronic devices and head back to the Stone Age period for fear of their takeover. They come in peace and innovation, and you can quote me on that. No robot would want to take over our running tracks or swimming competitions because, one, it is only a human-centered thing and will be bad for their intellectual reputation and two, water and electronics can never be in a relationship. For now, the robots only function as the cleanup crew for the human-ignored errors.
The Seven Robotic Dwarfs
Let us give credit where its due to some of these automated helpers.
Mascot Robots (Tokyo 2020 Mascot Robot Miraitowa)
The Japanese capital got a taste of demonstration from the Mascot Robots ahead of their official launch in 2020. The audience is attendance, mostly students, confirmed the uniqueness of the Mascot Robot’s remote control and voice recognition features. The Mascot Robot was moreover confident in its multilingual linguistic skills as the young students questioned its intellect. It, in turn, bragged the right answers through its English and Japanese dialects. The robot also showcased its charming personality through its instant reaction to the young student’s facial expressions. During next year’s Olympic games, the set objectives of the robots include the use of the human-like hand-shaking and hand-waving movements to welcome the guests and athletes to the event’s showdown. The robots react to nearby people due to the precision of the motion censored camera mounted on their forehead. Their design credits Toyota, a Japanese car giant company.
T-HR3 Humanoid Robots
The Humanoid Robot is the ultimate Mother Teresa of sports coming back to life. The Toyota invention is a guarantee that since the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games arena cannot host the whole world, it does not mean that the entire world cannot transform into a sports and Paralympics arena. If you are a guest or a fellow earthling unable to attend the sports, then the T-HR3 Humanoid Robots will bring the stage to you. The Humanoid Robot will effortlessly reproduce the Mascot Robot’s movements remotely and on a real-time scale. The robots will contribute to the provision of real-time images and sounds as things unfold in the sporting arena. They will force-feedback from the live sporting experience empowering them to make conversation and high-five the present athletes and other individuals.
FSR Field Support Robots
Losing your cool on the 2020 Sports Olympic track is no longer something of an embarrassment to the athletes. The Field Support Robot’s autonomous function specially equips it as the ideal candidate to operate under throwing events operations like Javelin, Discuss, and Shot Put. The FSR will compute the optimal travel route under such a damning environment. It will assist in retrieving and conveying the Olympic sports items in use, and the operating staff will support it in evading obstacles by it following their path. The purpose of the FSR in retrieving the throwing events items is a time saver and a prudent move. The amount of labor needed in retrieving such events items will reduce, and the FSR will be faster and more efficient in their retrieval.
T-TRI Remote Location Robots
The US Toyota Research Institute takes credit for the design of the telepresence/virtual mobility robot, T-TR1. The top of the robot is an embodiment of a camera. Its large-enough and near-lifesize display is something that draws a comparison to a mirror verse. Yes, it mimics a pathway connecting two universes. So what the T-TR1 does is that it will project the live image of your favorite athlete on track as the events unfold on the 2020 Olympics arena. You will have the chance to share the adrenaline rush with the athletes as they prepare to take their names to the 2020 Olympics hall of fame. Therefore, the Toyota gift through the T-TR1 is the virtual attendance opportunity for individuals not able to physically attend the events. Moreover, adding more spice to the spoils, the T-TR1 also comes with an on-screen presence. Its a platform for you to converse between the two locations and air your excitement as the sports events continue to unfold.
DSR Delivery Support Robots
The rushing thrill about the Olympic Games is to not only capture but also witness historical moments that rewrite new milestones. However, when this battle comes down to an arm wrestle, the cravings of the stomach will always win. A hungry fan is no fun, and the DSR is aware of this sentiment. Thus all you will have to do is make an order of your stomach demands from a dedicated tablet. After that, the DSR Delivery Support Robot will come to the rescue.
HSR Human Support Robots
The HSR is a happy servant ready to give its electrified soul to the humans in attendance of the 2020 Olympics. If you are human-errored like most of us and still face challenges with directions, then the HSR Human Support Robot will be there to rescue you. The guests no longer have to worry about the confusing quest of finding their seats as the HSR will be there to help. It will even convey light meals and goods to numb your snacky appetite. You will thus embrace comfort as you enjoy the ongoing competition.
The combined efforts of the DSR Delivery Support Robots and the HSR Human Support Robots will make life easier for the guests in attendance. The track and field 2020 Olympic event approximates a total of 1000 seats, 500 for the Paralympics Games, and 500 for the Olympic Games. Combining these seats with the DSR and HSR work power equals a thousand spectators served. The mobility assistance offered by the robots will extend to each stadium section that simulates 16 rows under 32 seats.
If you are a true fan of robots, then you have once at a point in time glared at the Iron Man character from the Marvel Studios. As epic as the film is, the 2020 Olympic Games is going to simulate a light version of Iron Man. However, the flying part is still under discussions in the human-robot board rooms as we do not want to witness a human kidnapping to outer space yet. Since some of the Olympic items in use are considerably heavy, the Power-Assistive suits will greatly aide the humans in lifting them to their respective locations. The Power-Assistive suites are active robotic exoskeletons that will be assistive in the loading and offloading of heavy Olympic items.
If you want to do things right, use a robot. The 2020 Olympic Games is a proven testament to this statement. It is a promise of epic robotic technology on the red carpet. It is the launch of the robotic universe, and this time the world is anticipating their invasion with open arms. The human-robot relationship uncovered here is jaw-dropping and promises to be something that often existed in the imagination alone. Therefore, the robots on the 2020 Olympic Games track are fresh, epic, exciting, and, most importantly, technologically driven. It is the pace-setter towards the release of other inspiring tech ideas behind the human-machine relationship. Thus the revelation will be exciting and promising towards the fate of humans and robots coexistence.