Robotic Mobility Solutions
Aiming to deliver its promise to help achieve "a better life, a better world", Panasonic continuously develops products and solutions with the objective of making people's lives safer and more comfortable. Our robotic mobility solutions were developed to solve social issues such as aging societies and labor shortage, in addition to the rising demand for non-face-to-face services because of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing services for the "new normal".
Autonomous Mobility Robots
Panasonic's autonomous mobility robot HOSPI offers security and comfort in many aspects of our lives. Since its launch in 2013, unique autonomous delivery robot HOSPI has been playing an active role in hospitals in Japan and overseas to help delivering medicine and medical samples. This has been boosted with expansion in its applications from providing medical support to delivering beverages and serving as a mobile signage.
Robotic Personal Mobility
Jointly developed by Panasonic and WHILL, Inc., this electric wheelchair, PiiMo, can move autonomously after users give it a destination via a smartphone application. In addition, this electric wheelchair allows multiple units to travel in a single file line. The proprietary technology in PiiMo Robotic Mobility can also link to sensor-equipped luggage carts that automatically follow the wheelchair without getting lost. Designed for crowded areas such as airports, it is equipped with image recognition technology, self-position sensors, and obstacle-detecting safety sensors, so it can move autonomously and safely even in a crowd.
Panasonic has conducted several trials of utilizing PiiMo Robotic Mobility in various facilities such as Narita Airport, Haneda Airport and Takanawa Gateway Station in Japan to enable safe and comfortable transport for Passengers with Reduced Mobility (PRM) and reduce airport congestion with sophisticated management of passenger flows.
See PiiMo Robotic Personal Mobility at the Etisalat stand at GITEX Technology Week 2020 – Zabeel Hall.
ATOUN MODEL Y
ATOUN Model Y is a wearable robot that alleviates burden to the waist when lifting heavy objects, through powerful motors as well as sensors that detect the movements of the waist. Without the need to deal with troublesome preparations such as attaching sensors, you can simply wear ATOUN MODEL Y like a backpack and turn on the switch. From there, it supports your waist by moving in harmony with you.
ATOUN Model Y is designed to reduce work-induced burdens from the backs of workers and improve work efficiency for various kinds of work such as luggage handling at airports, transferring items from trucks or pallets at warehouses, and transporting heavy objects such as steel materials at construction sites.
Try ATOUN MODEL Y at GITEX Technology Week 2020.