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"robot suit"

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


    KRON KING Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2004 Messages: 905 Likes Received: 0
    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.

  2. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

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  3. SF1

    SF1 Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 25, 2003 Messages: 4,866 Likes Received: 5
    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???
  4. saraday

    saraday Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 29, 2004 Messages: 2,054 Likes Received: 1
    crap, that's awesome.
  5. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 683
    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!

    POIESIS Member

    Joined: Aug 10, 2004 Messages: 879 Likes Received: 0
    that's fucking sweet. almost as sweet as those sideburns.
  7. creepy_cre2d

    creepy_cre2d New Jack

    Joined: Oct 11, 2004 Messages: 17 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  8. Yellow Feets

    Yellow Feets Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2004 Messages: 1,958 Likes Received: 0
    ^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".
  9. SF1

    SF1 Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 25, 2003 Messages: 4,866 Likes Received: 5

    True. :haha:
  10. saraday

    saraday Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 29, 2004 Messages: 2,054 Likes Received: 1
    i bet i could carry all my groceries in the house in one trip with one of those bad boys.
  11. oneeightyone

    oneeightyone Senior Member

    Joined: May 23, 2003 Messages: 1,289 Likes Received: 0
    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.
  12. WhiteOx

    WhiteOx Elite Member

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

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    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.
  14. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,136 Likes Received: 82

    Hah, I do that anyway.
  15. Hermdog

    Hermdog Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 6, 2003 Messages: 4,504 Likes Received: 9
    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