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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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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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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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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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^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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Originally posted by MrChupacabra@Jun 8 2005, 06:03 AM

Yeah man, it's really fucking hard to pick up a small asian woman,

 

 

True. :haha:

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i bet i could carry all my groceries in the house in one trip with one of those bad boys.

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

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Originally posted by MrChupacabra@Jun 8 2005, 12:03 AM

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!

 

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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Originally posted by saraday@Jun 8 2005, 12:42 AM

i bet i could carry all my groceries in the house in one trip with one of those bad boys.

 

 

Hah, I do that anyway.

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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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Maybe the can add shit to it so that you can stop a speeding bullet, be faster than a locomotive, and leap tall buldings in a single bound.

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Originally posted by CACashRefund@Jun 8 2005, 05:49 PM

Maybe the can add shit to it so that you can stop a speeding bullet, be faster than a locomotive, and leap tall buldings in a single bound.

 

that would be awesome..

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Originally posted by Hokus@Jun 8 2005, 04:33 PM

i bet you can run fast as fuck with it too...

I'm willing to bet that it wouldn't help your speed at all, infact, it would slow you down.

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Originally posted by MrChupacabra+Jun 8 2005, 07:18 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (MrChupacabra - Jun 8 2005, 07:18 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Hokus@Jun 8 2005, 04:33 PM

i bet you can run fast as fuck with it too...

I'm willing to bet that it wouldn't help your speed at all, infact, it would slow you down.

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yeah, i'd second that

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This is the best damn news I've heard all day...

Go Japan! Waiting for the transformers...

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