Toyota’s robot butler prototype hangs from the ceiling like a bat

The Earth’s population is rapidly aging, with people aged 65 and over constituting the world’s fastest-growing age group. This is going to create problems for lots of countries as they struggle to find resources to look after seniors. And it’s why Toyota’s robotics division is focused on developing mechanical helpers for the home, keeping older generations healthy and happy as they age.

This week Toyota offered a closer look at some of the prototypes it’s testing in mock-up home environments built in its labs in California. These include a “gantry robot” that hangs from the ceiling and is able to complete tasks like cleaning and loading the dishwasher.

Toyota says the robot’s design was inspired by trips to Japanese homes, where researchers found that limited floor space would constrain a robot’s ability to help. Their solution was to imagine a

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Yesse Technologies Reaches an Important Milestone In Its Parkinson’s Program And Presents Second Version Of Its Nose-On-Chip Prototype

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Yesse Technologies, Inc., a New York-headquartered biotechnology company, announces the successful identification of biosensors implicated in detecting the smell associated with Parkinson’s disease and the manufacturing of its second nose-on-chip prototype developed by nanotechnology R&D partner imec, marking two important Company milestones in building the hardware to decode the sense of smell.

“Yesse Technologies has raised over $9.5M to date and has proven that the team is fit to continuously deliver on its milestones, even in the most challenging circumstances. Having the biggest technical hurdles now de-risked, we are in a perfect position to raise a Series A to take the Company to the next level,” says Dr. Charlotte D’Hulst, Co-Founder and CEO.

Through its proprietary ORion21™ genetic platform, Yesse Technologies combines the unique biology of the nose with state-of-the art silicon technology, powered by imec. Yesse Technologies’ nose-on-chip will parallel how a

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