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Date

March 12, 2013

Title

Development of single-passenger mobility-support robot "ROPITS" for autonomous locomotion on footpaths

Release Digest

Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the development of a mobility-support robot "ROPITS" equipped with a "specified arbitrary point autonomous pick-up and drop-off function" that can autonomously navigate to a point specified by a portable information terminal. The "specified arbitrary point autonomous pick-up and drop-off function" enables autonomous locomotion to a specified arbitrary point identified on a map on the Reservation/ Operation Screen of a portable information terminal. Using this function, ROPITS is able to autonomously go and pick-up a passenger at any desired pick-up point on a footpath, or deliver a passenger to a specified arbitrary destination.

Mobility support robot ROPITS

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