Toyota HSR Hackathon assisted by TORK

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) hosted a 2-day hackathon on their HSR
(Human Support Robot) on October 23th and 24th in Tokyo. TORK assisted
the event and the software.

HSR has been developed as an elderly care for domestic situations as
well as in medical facilities. This time TMC invited researchers and
students from institutes in Japan. 15 participants got a hands-on
experience, tried out making small tasks to let the mobile-manipulator
robot interact with human, and had fun.

All of the higher-end functionalities such as self-localization,
vision-based collision avoidance, motion planning and so on are
available via a de-facto standard opensource robotics framework ROS
(Robot Operating System) (that is, as previously announced). It also
comes with script language interface so that it doesn't require
developers to be well acquainted with ROS.

With the feedback from the attendees this time TMC expects to boost
the development in the future.

A write up of the event with photos can be found here

Reference: Announcement on TMC Facebook page (in Japanese)

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