Saturday, January 12, 2008

New Cool Thing of the Year: ROBOT PANTS!!!

Mainichi news reports on something new and interesting:
A robotic suit that increases the muscular capabilities of the wearer.

The "farming robot suit," developed by a team of researchers led by Shigeki Toyama, a professor in the graduate school of the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, has been tested on farms. Researchers hope to have the technology in use in 2 years and develop it into a product and begin selling it in four years.
The suit, which is secured with belts, consists of a resin framework with eight motors to assist the movements of the knees, elbows, lower back and shoulders, making farm work easier.

When pulling out a Japanese radish, for example, about 20 kilograms of instantaneous pressure is exerted on the knees and lower back, but when using the robot suit, only about half the force is used.

No word on whether the suit gives you super battle strength to fight your enemies, but it certainly is a step in the direction of the Guyver suit.

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5 Comments:

At Jan 12, 2008, 10:57:00 PM, Blogger Kami... said...

There was another one before to help with the elderly...
To lift and carry them out of cars and such...
This suit is probably based on the same thing...

 
At Jan 13, 2008, 1:11:00 AM, Blogger Pocky said...

The cord coming off the back of it reminds me of the ones used by the Evangelion units! XD

Switch to back up power!!

 
At Jan 13, 2008, 2:06:00 PM, Blogger Zaku-sama said...

Right direction, now go a little bit farther and in the next 20 years there might be something that walks, and destroys city blocks...hmm...possible? I think so.

 
At Jan 13, 2008, 9:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

xander cruise would be proud

-THC

 
At Jan 14, 2008, 8:17:00 AM, Blogger Kip said...

LOL, it is certainly Evangelionesqe!

 

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