About Us

the Future of Mobility

We are showing what is possible when the limits to mobility are challenged. Our researchers are using artificial intelligence to benefit society and improve the human condition by creating a future where everyone has the freedom to move, engage, and explore.

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is pursuing the Toyota vision of “mobility for all.” We are embracing the promise of advanced technology and expanding Toyota’s focus beyond traditional cars and trucks to create new ways to move – whether that’s across the country, across town, or throughout the home.

Our work in automated driving is focused on strengthening Toyota’s vehicle safety leadership, pursuing the promise of a vehicle incapable of causing a crash and a vision of safe and accessible mobility. 

A summary of Toyota’s work on automated driving, including the philosophy that guides its approach to the technology, its ongoing research programs, and its near-term product plans can be seen at automatedtoyota.com.

The TRI robotics effort is about providing human-scale mobility for goods, services and assisting people

TRI is translating Toyota’s expertise in products for outdoor mobility to create products for indoor mobility. We are developing robot technologies for those who most need it, especially older adults, by leveraging our advances in enhanced perception, mobility, manipulation, reasoning and cloud technologies. We seek to both replace mobility lost to aging and extend people's independence at home.

Accelerating new materials discovery and development through AI

TRI is leveraging artificial intelligence advances to expand the boundaries of discovering new materials that will result in smaller, lighter, more powerful and less costly advanced batteries and hydrogen fuel cells.

We are building tools and capabilities for designing new materials rapidly in the future by collaborating with several leading research institutions.

Innovating AI for human support technology

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are the foundation of TRI’s advanced technologies used in automated driving, robotics and materials discovery. We use deep learning models to improve the “3 P’s” — Perception, Prediction, Planning — of cars and robots by better understanding the world, anticipating how it might change and enabling decision making.