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From robots to power suits, Japan gears up for high-tech Olympics

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Tokyo, Japan   /   Thu, February 13, 2020   /  12:02 pm
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Tokyo New National Stadium in Shinjuku, Tokyo, as seen from Sendagaya Gate. The stadium, the construction of which began in 2016, will be the main venue of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Games and Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympic Games. (JP/A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil)

Japan is all set to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics with up-to-date technology to support the summer event amid concerns of security and health. The Tokyo Olympics Game 2020 Organizing Committee’s press relations project director Michiko Makino said the event would make use of Japanese technology.  The technology includes human support robots and delivery support robots developed by Toyota Motor Corp. to help spectators, especially those in wheelchairs, such as by carrying food and other items, guiding people to seats and providing information. Power assist suits developed by Panasonic Corp. will unload and transport heavy objects, easing human workload with a healthier and safer working environment.  “There are more technologies in the pipeline and we will reveal more this year,” Makino told ASEAN reporters during a visit to the ...