Winglet Toyota's Personal Transport Assistance Robot

Toyota unveils Winglet, a personal transport assistance robot.
"It is so compact that everyone can bring it anywhere and it is easy to use," said Executive Vice President Takeshi Uchiyamada, who rode a Winglet onto thestage at a news conference in Tokyo.
Clipped from: Toyota develops standup mover | The Japan Times Online

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Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008

Toyota develops standup mover

Winging it: Toyota Motor Corp. Executive Vice President
Takeshi Uchiyamada demonstrates the Winglet personal
transportation vehicle in Tokyo on Friday.

Clipped from: Winglet: Toyota does a Segway like device | Tech News at TechWhack

Winglet: Toyota does a Segway like device

Japanese automaker Toyota has developed a prototype vehicle that is very similar to Segway.

They call it Winglet. The company said that the vehicle was designed people shop around in a mall.

The potential target for this vehicle would be elderly people.

Toyota however has no current plans to sell it in the market. They are for now planning to test it out at airports and resorts to see the usability of the vehicle.

The prototype showcased has a top speed of 3.7 miles per hour which is much lower than the top speed of Segway.

Clipped from: TOYOTA: News Releases

Toyota Develops Personal Transport
Assistance Robot 'Winglet'

Tokyo — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announced today development of the "Winglet", a personal transport assistance robot ridden in a standing position.

The Winglet—still being refined—is one of TMC's people-assisting Toyota Partner Robots. Designed to contribute to society by helping people enjoy a safe and fully mobile life, the Winglet is a compact next-generation everyday transport tool that offers advanced ease of use and expands the user's range of mobility.

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