December 3, 2004
Toyota Group Announces Plans for EXPO 2005 AICHI, JAPAN Pavilion Performance

Tokyo—The Toyota Group* (the Group) today announced its plans for the performance to be featured in the Toyota Group Pavilion at EXPO 2005 AICHI, JAPAN.

The richly entertaining show, based on the theme “The Dream, Joy and Inspiration of Mobility in the 21st Century,” will introduce the concepts of “Mobility in Harmony with the Earth” and “Achieving the Dream and Joy of Worldwide Movement ” in its presentation of possibilities for a bright and fulfilling future.

Based on these themes, performance content will feature Toyota’s efforts toward achieving “optimal mobility,” “harmony with society” and “meeting the needs of individuals,” and the future technologies and vehicle possibilities that form part of the company’s vision for the society of tomorrow.

The performance will consist of two parts, a Welcome Show and a Main Show. The Welcome Show will feature Toyota Partner Robots, robots developed to embody kindness and intelligence and to assist with human activities. A robot musical band and an entertaining dialogue between the DJ robot and the emcee promise to bring the stage alive.

The Main Show, titled “MOVE, LIVE,” will feature a theme of “In Movement is Freedom. In Movement is Life.” Single passenger “i-unit” concept vehicles and a mountable, walking “i-foot” robot will join with dancers in a “mobility performance” that will introduce the concepts of “The Wonders of Living and Moving Freely” and “The New Relationship Between People and Vehicles.” A 360-degree large screen will surround the audience and actors, and, together with other stage equipment, present the audience with scenes of nature and tomorrow’s society.

Conceptual Image of the Main Show

Performance Show
Welcome Show Duration Approx.10 min.
Actors Music Playing Robot (2-Legged walking model) 3 units
Music Playing Robot (Wheeled rolling model) 4 units
DJ Robot (Wheeled rolling model) 1 units
Emcee 1 person
Main Show Duration Approx. 20 min.
Actors i-unit (Single passenger vehicle) 12 units
i-foot (Mountable, walking robot) 1 unit
Performers (Dancers) Approx. 10
Producer Yves Pépin
Seating Capacity Approximately 800 persons
The Toyota Group Pavilion Homepage goes online today at 18:00, with performance and other exhibit information available. The website URL is:

*The Toyota Group consists of the following 16 corporations, which will participate in the exhibition:
Toyota Industries Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Aichi Steel Corporation, Toyoda Machine Works Ltd., Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., DENSO Corporation, Toyota Boshoku Corporation, Towa Real Estate Co., Ltd., Toyota Central Research & Development Laboratories Inc., Kanto Auto Works Ltd., Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd., Hino Motors, Ltd., Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Tokai Rika Co., Ltd.

(Attachment 1) Exhibit Overview (announced in March, 2004)
(Attachment 2) Performance Outline
(Attachment 3) Robot Overview
(Attachment 4) i-unit Overview

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