The Japanese auto giant built the HSR to help people with disabilities perform everyday tasks around the home, like open doors and fetch water bottles.
The HSR, with its articulated torso and arm and video calling functionality, has mainly been in use in hospitals in Japan, helping with that country’s rapidly aging population.
Toyota said the goal was to help Camargo regain some independence and improve the quality of his life.
Afterward, the robot is delivered to Camargo’s home, where he shown using pencil in his mouth to tap commands on a touchscreen to direct the robot to open doors and fetch a water bottle.
In 2011, Toyota unveiled a series of robotic braces and exoskeletons designed to improve rehabilitation of injured or sick patients, helping with walking, balance, and posture; along with aiding in transferring patients between beds.