Robot suit developed to help the vulnerable

Japanese researchers develop a robot suit that can help the elderly and infirm walk or lift heavy objects. The robot suit dubbed “Hybrid istive Limb 5”, was developed by Yoshiyuki Sankai, a professor from the University of Tsukuba. “We have developed a robot suit which can expand, amplify and support the functions of human body,” Sakai said. “By wearing the robot suit, people suffering from stroke or from brain damage can lead their daily lives independently.”

The suit is equipped with sensors that detect electric nerve signals transmitted from the brain when a person tries to move his or her limbs. When the sensors detect the nerve signals, the computer starts up the relevant motors to ist the person’s motions.
Reuters 9151/05

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25 responses to “Robot suit developed to help the vulnerable”

  1. MadHatter34784 Avatar

    I want one if I …
    I want one if I ever go to prison.

  2. CrunchyTofu Avatar

    shit, if i get old …
    , if i get old and cant move that well anymore i would want one of those…for free of course. heh

  3. TheBarkingGnome Avatar

    0:14 Oh yes. I …
    0:14 Oh yes. I always have troubled when random guys hand me bags of flour…

  4. Predator2010GR Avatar

    it looks realy …
    it looks realy uncomfortable….but i want one!

  5. PrancingCornmuffins Avatar

    Is it waterproof?

    Is it waterproof?
    And…Imagine dancing in that.
    It doesn’t look comfortable at all.

  6. Negrodamus89 Avatar

    looks plasticy
    looks plasticy

  7. ternovoygarri Avatar

    guy in big goggles …
    guy in big goggles – has so sexy voice… ๐Ÿ™‚

    what kind of actuator does it use? please anyoone knows?

  8. Ranz1616 Avatar

    2:09 walk down the …
    2:09 walk down the stairs was hilarious XD

    imagine he sings dora the explorer them while walking down the stairs with that kind of suit XD

  9. Kl4pp5tuhl Avatar

    *pulls neuralizer …
    *pulls neuralizer out of pocket

  10. bigsnakedotcom Avatar

    thats just a …
    thats just a nanosuit exoskeleton ๐Ÿ™‚ , Looks like a fancy one aswell

  11. SHOGUNX8 Avatar

    ok i need to see …
    ok i need to see him pick up a car

  12. OjStudios Avatar

    Cyberdyne.. yea …
    Cyberdyne.. yea right. What’s next, independent terminators?

  13. ThreeBeeps Avatar

    I WANT TO BE A …
    I WANT TO BE A ROBOT 2!!!!!!!!!!

  14. gusyboy911 Avatar

    the cyberdyne thing …
    the cyberdyne thing kinda creeps me out…. :/

  15. RedTeamSniper Avatar

    master chief X3
    master chief X3

  16. goesslingisaac Avatar

    is thats stickey …
    is thats stickey tape on the shoulder at 00:48

  17. ralphian67 Avatar

    Freakin robocop ..
    Freakin robocop ..

  18. lostganado Avatar

    CYBERDYNE!?!? …
    CYBERDYNE!?!? thats just great…

  19. auxenz Avatar

    0:10 ackward!
    0:10 ackward!

  20. miika007 Avatar

    hmm i wonder how …
    hmm i wonder how much i would lift with this at the gym ๐Ÿ˜›

  21. CradLeRcker Avatar

    is it just me or …
    is it just me or does every professor in japan dealing with robotics look like otacon…

  22. chstens Avatar

    Also, HAL! I hope …
    Also, HAL! I hope they don’t put it in charge of an expidition to Jupiter.

  23. chaosflar3 Avatar

    i’d buy that be so …
    i’d buy that be so awesome liftin up cars xD, althought it is a little bulky but still very creative

  24. stukaBA Avatar

    Why does it have …
    Why does it have those lights at the hinges? Those are not important i think…

  25. TheNonConformist Avatar

    0:46 WTF?! …
    0:46 WTF?! CYBERDYNE?! I hope they don’t develope SkyNet O.O

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