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Old 06-08-2005, 08:15 AM   #1
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Japan unveils "robot suit" that enhances human power

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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.
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Couldn't he pick us something heavier than a girl though? I mean guys can do that already .

Pretty cool though!
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He's a weak Japanese Otoko nerd... he can't pick up his PC case, let alone a girl!
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Hehe Alus,

This is pretty cool, I'ma get one for me !
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Powered Armour, here we come!
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The day that we get powered armor is the day that I sign up to become a full cyborg. Preferably the geisha kind.
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The day they get powered armor is the day we see Exo-skeleton weapon systems used in the armed forces and lifting units in place of forklifts for construction and warehouse.

I can see it now, they develop a unit that can lift an A1 Abrams and flip it.
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I forgot about that Alu
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What I really want is a brain implant that can type for me.
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