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What would you do with one of these?

 
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JacktheCat



Joined: 08 May 2004

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:07 pm    Post subject: What would you do with one of these? Reply with quote

What would you do with one of these?

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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.

"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





here:http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/afplifestylejapantechnologyrobotelderly;_ylt=ApGV7QcGPXPGWWMEBEHh3Qms0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2bm5xNHVjBHNlYwNtcA--
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Tiberious aka Sparkles



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Location: I'm one cool cat!

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crush! Kill! Destroy!

Sparkles!
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Swiss James



Joined: 26 Nov 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that looks ace

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Hwajangsil Ajumma



Joined: 02 May 2005
Location: On my knees in the stall

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Splendid! I could sanitise and gentrify my hwajangsil in double-quick time!

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Smee



Joined: 24 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I can already lift Japanese women . . .



I was gonna say "pick up," but that has nothing to do with a suit.
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sillywilly



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Canada.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thnk Tony Stark developed it?
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I can tell you a few things I wouldn't do with that thing on- at least not until the amplification is calibrated...
























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FlagWaver



Joined: 12 Apr 2003

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hollywoodaction



Joined: 02 Jul 2004

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fight the aliens!
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sparkx



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Incredible! By wearing the robot suit you can actually lift a 5foot, 100 pound Asian woman?? Surprised

My eyes must be playing tricks on me
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