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Date: 04/10/09 03:00 PM

37 Responses to Japanese Company Markets A Robot Body Suit

  1. Profile photo of moezilla
    moezilla Male 40-49
    8 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 1:46 pm
    Link: Japanese Company Markets A Robot Body Suit - HALs (Hybrid Assistive Limb) exoskeleton increases your strength up to 10 times.
  2. Profile photo of Lynea
    Lynea Female 18-29
    267 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 3:05 pm
    I think this is a repost. Cool though.
  3. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4198 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    "The father of cyborg Sankai is now a man in the news" *proceeds to show comic strips*

    lol

    Serioiusly though, this is a pretty neat invention, but I would hate to see it malfunction and have one leg go to the left and other to the right and... ow >.<

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    music4life01 Female 13-17
    39 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    Now Japan has someone to fight off Godzilla!
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    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 3:40 pm
    So if you`re carrying 80 lbs of rice and you`re more raggedy than a doll, now you`ll be able to walk around with it!
    I was expecting something cool like, I don`t know, 300 lbs, or moving a car.
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    taelmx Female 18-29
    247 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    awww....this is old poo...
  7. Profile photo of snoopdawgg
    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
    482 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    god so lag
  8. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    "I was expecting something cool like, I don`t know, 300 lbs,"

    The suit is claimed to allow the wearer to easily carry 150Kg. 150Kg is ~330lbs.

    However...the weight is still there. So if you trip, you`re going to fall over and maybe get crushed. The legs are strong, but once the centre of balance moves too far, you`re going down and probably tearing some muscles on the way as you instinctively try to compensate for the movement.

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    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
    667 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    That suit makes you look gay as hell. I wanna look like Iron Man.
  10. Profile photo of meeseman
    meeseman Male 13-17
    101 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 5:21 pm
    hey! its the new hot fashion of 2009 and that will be proven by a future rap/r&b music video. trust me, it will happen
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    raydar Male 13-17
    177 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    lol sponsored by beer and cars
  12. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2346 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    UGGH I hate robots.
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    gojamesgo Male 18-29
    107 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    OMG! the begining of the Varia Suit!!

    my dreams of samus could come true in this life time! *.*

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    Norts Male 18-29
    486 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    "That suit makes you look gay as hell. I wanna look like Iron Man."

    Agreed!

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    ammit13fma Male 18-29
    276 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    ryan99
    Male, 13-17, Western US
    770 Posts Friday, April 10, 2009 6:02:55 PM
    UGGH I hate robots.
    -------------------------------------------
    this si not robots this si cybrogization....aka the beginign of Ghost in the Shell style super advanced limb/body replacements
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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2584 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    I want one, well a better one, but be warned all of you. I will only use it for evil and destructive purposes.
  17. Profile photo of RyanF701
    RyanF701 Male 18-29
    2486 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    "my dreams of samus could come true in this life time! *.*"

    Just make sure you aren`t one of those fat anime/video game kids. You still gotta fit into the thing.

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    JJXanadu Male 30-39
    516 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    "That suit makes you look gay as hell. I wanna look like Iron Man."

    This one looks much cooler:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYWd2C3XV...

  19. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 9:05 pm
    I can definetely see a brotherhood of crazy people with these suits trying to take over the world.

  20. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15844 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    The cargo loader suit in Aliens (Alien II) was pretty cool, especially for 1986. You can see a little bit of it here starting at about 1:45.
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    jjohns04 Male 18-29
    100 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 10:34 pm
    Ok ... gimme that Jap technology , the dude who made the $100k bear suit and then retrofitted it to be BULLET proof under a military contract... and make it look cooler and I`d be happy.
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    jjohns04 Male 18-29
    100 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 10:36 pm
    to the dude saying the US Military one looks better... FAIL... it doesn`t look polished and looks somewhat Russian ... jagged.

    The idea of it is to augment your body and help people with muscular distrophy , problems with their arms/legs , etc be able to walk again.

  23. Profile photo of Disco_Stu
    Disco_Stu Male 18-29
    593 posts
    April 10, 2009 at 11:08 pm
    I WANT!
  24. Profile photo of oxyl
    oxyl Male 30-39
    915 posts
    April 11, 2009 at 12:53 am
    jjohn, you`re an idiot
  25. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4033 posts
    April 11, 2009 at 1:21 am
    Go, Megaman!
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    Khronnus Male 18-29
    621 posts
    April 11, 2009 at 7:03 am
    Given a few years this could be made to help someone disabled, or even paralyzed. Of course it would have to be changed depending on how the persona was paralyzed. Seen as there would be no electrical signals for it to read..
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    averybigman Male 18-29
    76 posts
    April 11, 2009 at 7:38 am
    if it has 10x`s human strength, then could the suit make you jump 10x`s higher. or any higher at all? i just think it would be pretty cool.
  28. Profile photo of Gmanji
    Gmanji Male 18-29
    64 posts
    April 11, 2009 at 7:40 am
    I think that it was really cool how the creator never even thought of war as a use for this device. Someone asked him about it in an interview and he said he had only thought about using it for stuff like construction and helping the weak and elderly.
  29. Profile photo of necros
    necros Male 18-29
    453 posts
    April 11, 2009 at 9:36 am
    repost
  30. Profile photo of jon_onyx
    jon_onyx Male 18-29
    59 posts
    April 11, 2009 at 11:04 am
    averybigman, you couldn`t jump much higher probably becuase the suit would add weight
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
    1655 posts
    April 11, 2009 at 11:38 am
    wow, my gran would love this ;P
    I like how he never thought it could be used for war. That made me sort of happy.
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    jar-head Male 13-17
    596 posts
    April 11, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    it does not matter about the weight, it carries itself: Battery power may be a problem, but give it a couple more months, it will be fixed. And third, the US Excelles on robotics, so i wouldn`t be too surprised to see Gatling gun soldiers carrying a thousand pound gun with breeze, this technology is incredible, the best part is, it`s finally the Dawn of things to come.
  33. Profile photo of dragosal
    dragosal Male 18-29
    1630 posts
    April 11, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    ya the sarcos looks like something a small child designed. im sure it will work great but it just looks like poo
  34. Profile photo of lee-schizo
    lee-schizo Female 18-29
    296 posts
    April 12, 2009 at 11:42 am
    This is pretty damn incredible not only cuz it will help people more strength. but the machine works by reading electric pulses. It can help people that can`t move on there own! someone who has been in a wheel chair all there life will be able to walk for the first time that is freaking incredible.
  35. Profile photo of DavioMagnifi
    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    April 12, 2009 at 11:52 am
    why would it be called Hybrid Assistive Limb if it`s japanese made?
  36. Profile photo of Emily55
    Emily55 Female 18-29
    125 posts
    April 12, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    actually lee-schizo, it would only be able to help people in wheelchairs that still had some muscle function. If you were completely paralyzed, the electrical signal from your brain would never reach the muscles in your legs, and thus the machine would not get the signals.
  37. Profile photo of Hunny-Sempai
    Hunny-Sempai Female 13-17
    61 posts
    April 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    OMG! Next thing they make should be.... A personal robot like Chii! 8D

    Pretty please?

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