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Real Life robo-suits!

Date: 2004 August 13 17:14

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Scientist Yoshiyuki Sankai is the proud creator of a real life robotic suit! Inspired by Isaac Asimov stories and the manga "Cyborg 009" and "Tetsujin No. 28". The suit called Hybrid Assistive Limb-3, is designed to improve the mobility of elderly and disabled people.

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The prototype HAL-3 suit weighs 15 kg to 17 kg but due to the way the system works users should not fell any strain. The commercial version will be much lighter Senkai claims.

Source: The Japan Times
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