Members of the Toyota Engineering Society (TES) have a secret weapon up their sleeve, and its name is PIXI. This soccer robot can kick balls at speeds of up to 85 km/h and it’s actually the world’s first hydrogen-powered autonomous soccer robot, designed to shoot penalty shots.
Believe it or not, TES is not actually a department within Toyota, but rather a team of volunteers. Headed by Vice President Nakajima, TES counts at least 28,000 Toyota employees as members, with full-time members being allocated development funds as well as research facilities by the company. What do they do? Their main job is to basically run projects aimed at improving technology, skills, and knowledge.
- 🏀 Besides the parts for the basketball stand. There are also 4 inflatable balls and 1 air pump included in the set
- 🏀 Dimensions of basketball stand: 35.5" L x 18.5" W x 55" H
- 🏀 The art design is fashionable, cool, and inspiring for kids.
At the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Japan’s national soccer team was sadly knocked out in a penalty shootout. Even as this unfolded, an incredible secret weapon was being created at Toyota. Its name is PIXI,” said the company.