1. Wide then zoom in of "Robina" the robot, moving in zigzag motion on a stage
2. Close of Robina's body zooming out to a mid
3. Mid then zoom in of Robina taking a pen
4. Mid of Robina taking a notebook then writing its autograph
5. Close of Robina signing its name
6. Zoom in of Robina showing her autograph that it had just written on notebook
7. Cutaway of photographers
8. Wide of the "Violin Robot"
9. Close of violin robot showing the robot playing the violin, pan right, zoom out
10. A man riding the "Mobiro", a mobility robot, and greeting a woman who joins him on another Mobiro robot
11. Tilt up of man riding Mobiro
12. Close then tilt up of the man on Mobiro
13. Wide of two people on Mobiro waving their hands
14. Wide of press conference with Katsuaki Watanabe, President of Toyota Motor Corporation, standing at podium
15. SOUNDBITE: (Japanese) Katsuaki Watanabe, President of Toyota Motor Corporation:
"We have created robots in the past years, and our idea has been to establish a better relationship between robots and people. Robots should help and support human activities. I wish to see a huge development in robots for people and society so we hope to put that into real use soon."
Toyota unveiled three of its "partner robots" on Thursday, a showcase for their newest robotic technology.
'Robina', a legless robot-on-wheels, has since earlier this year been working as a guide in the showroom at Toyota's headquarters.
Her feminine voice introduces herself, talks about the company, and is extremely knowledgeable on Toyota cars.
In Thursday's demonstration, Robina interacted smoothly with a human, including carrying on a simple dialogue.
It also showed how it could sign its name in script, holding a fat felt-tip pen with its three fingers.
The second robot featured was "Violin Robot", which played Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance".
Compared to a human professional, its rendition was a trifle stilted and, well, robotic, though accurate.
The 152-centimetre (five-foot) tall all-white robot, used its mechanical fingers to push the strings correctly and bowed with its other arm, coordinating the movements well.
Katsuaki Watanabe, President of Toyota Motor Corporation, said robotics would become a core business for the company.
Toyota will test out its robots at hospitals, Toyota-related facilities and other places starting next year, he said. And the company hopes to put what it calls "partner robots" into use by 2010, he said.
Watanabe and other Toyota officials said robotics was a natural extension of the car maker's use of robots in manufacturing, as well the development of technology for autos related to artificial intelligence, such as sensors and pre-crash safety systems.
"We have created robots in the past years, and our idea has been to establish a better relationship between robots and people." Said Watanabe. " Robots should help and support human activities. I wish to see a vast development in robots for people and society so we hope to put that into real use soon."
Toyota Motor Corporation has already shown robots that roll around to work as guides and have fingers dexterous enough play the trumpet.
Watanabe presented a picture of the future, in which wheelchair-like "mobility robots," which Toyota also showed on Thursday, would offer "bed-to-bed" services to people, including the elderly and the sick, just like cars take people "door-to-door."
At the demonstration, two people showed up riding on the mobility robots and scooted around, waving to each other, on the moving two-wheeled chairs.
The Japanese automaker, which makes the Prius hybrid, the best-selling Camry sedan and Lexus luxury model, has been a latecomer in robots compared to its domestic rival Honda Motor Company.
Toyota said it was working with universities and its group companies to speed up robotics development, but ruled out a collaboration with Honda for the time being.
Other major Japanese companies, including Hitachi Limited, Fujitsu Limited and NEC Corporation, have developed robots.