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"robot suit"

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by KRON KING, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. KRON KING

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    "robot suit"

    Discussion started by KRON KING - Jun 8, 2005

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    TOKYO (AFP) - Japan has taken a step into the science-fiction world with the release of a "robot suit" that can help workers lift heavy loads or assist people with disabilities climb stairs.
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    "Humans may be able to mutate into supermen in the near future," said Yoshiyuki Sankai, professor and engineer at Tsukuba University who led the project.

    The 15-kilogram (33-pound) battery-powered suit, code-named HAL-5, detects muscle movements through electrical-signal flows on the skin surface and then amplifies them.

    It can also move on its own accord, enabling it to help elderly or handicapped people walk, developers said.

    The prototype suit will be displayed at the World Exposition that is currently taking place in Aichi prefecture, central Japan.

    Japan has seen a growing market for technology geared toward the elderly, who are making up an increasing chunk of the population as fewer younger Japanese choose to start families.

    A government report last week showed that pensioners made up a record 19.5 percent of the country's population in 2004 and that the ratio will grow rapidly, surpassing 35 percent in 2050.

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  2. duh-rye-won

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    duh-rye-won - Replied Jun 8, 2005

    ED-209
     
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  3. SF1

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    SF1 - Replied Jun 8, 2005

    YOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
    Imagin the spots you can climb to with that shit!
    I want one of those! All roofs are mine! I'll be a bombing machine!!! :D

    I wonder if you can run mad faster in one too???
     
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  4. saraday

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    crap, that's awesome.
     
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  5. MrChupacabra

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    MrChupacabra - Replied Jun 8, 2005

    Yeah man, it's really fucking hard to pick up a small asian woman, why don't we use this picture to demonstrate how well this suit works!
     
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  6. POIESIS

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    that's fucking sweet. almost as sweet as those sideburns.
     
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    creepy_cre2d - Replied Jun 8, 2005

    i saw something similar to that that the army is making. Supposedly it can help you lift like 500lbs or something. I saw it in ID a while back.
     
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  8. Yellow Feets

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    Yellow Feets - Replied Jun 8, 2005

    ^Mr. Chup has a point.

    I need to see this crap in action. Y'know, as in a video trailer or someshit. Someone keep us updated. This is actually pretty interesting. Oh yeah, I forgot to add "Damn, those Japanese".
     
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    True. :haha:
     
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    saraday - Replied Jun 8, 2005

    i bet i could carry all my groceries in the house in one trip with one of those bad boys.
     
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    oneeightyone - Replied Jun 8, 2005

    i was at the movies last night and the menus are now scrolling, it looked like the future in those future movies, like, total recall, timecop and shit like that.

    i cant wait in about 5 year when we have to put on these suites to take down the evil spawns of asimo.
     
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  12. WhiteOx

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    WhiteOx - Replied Jun 8, 2005

    that picture would be awesome if it was that little dude holding a massive fat girl
     
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  13. SteveAustin

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    SteveAustin - Replied Jun 8, 2005

    haha...thats pretty much the first thing that popped in my head as well.

    Is it possible we're over thinking it...maybe he was quadriplegic before hand?

    whiteox...substitute fat girl with sumo wrestler and you have it.
     
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    Hah, I do that anyway.
     
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    Hermdog - Replied Jun 8, 2005

    The begining of the Japanese invasion forces.... it's either robots, or bionic army men.... we're doomed...we can't even make a automobile correctly
     
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