Robotic Exoskeleton Boosts Human Strength by 10 Times

Robotic Exoskeleton Boosts Human Strength by 10 Times
Japanese company Cyberdyne has developed a robotic suit that is capable of boosting human strength by up to 10 times. The Robot Suit Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) is a wearable robot that uses a “voluntary control system” to detect the intended motion, then augment it.

The system analyzes fedback from the body to determine how much additional power the wearer requires and calculates the required assistance. The power units in the robotic suit then generate the necessary power and the limbs move. The processing unit performs this task very quickly, allowing the robotic joints to move in unison with the wearer’s muscles.

Cyberdyne expects HAL to be used in applications such as rehabilitation and physical training support, helping disabled people, heavy lifting, and assisting in rescue at disaster sites.

Robotic Exoskeleton Boosts Human Strength by 10 Times

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Posted by nice nice on May 8, 2009
This is bound to fail miserably.

What good is more power if it's the hand of the operator that has to go through it?

It seems one would break one's wrist pretty easily and pretty fast with that kind of suit.
Posted by Lol Wrist is only one example on June 8, 2009
You are joking right? Have you kept up with this kind of tech at all? This is not the first type of model to have been announced to the world...and as this kind is concerned, it works pretty well, alot better then the american versions anyway.
Posted by Lee Keramory on June 11, 2009
...Cyberdyne? HAL? ...And so we step closer to the robotic revolution!
Posted by Om nom Nom on July 13, 2009
Cyberdyne... HAL.... this will not end well.
Posted by sean long on February 8, 2010
Cyberdyne!?!?! DON'T F*****G JINX IT!

Okay, to be serious: I wish there was a link to a video of the suit, or at least a raw photo. Btw, there is nothing on that guy's hands, and also, crash sites tend to have lots of FIRE which can make METAL very HOT. I don't think they'd want to walk around in lead either (too heavy).
Posted by Edward Carter on July 31, 2010
Not a robotic connoisseur; however, love to read these knowledgeable comments; and realize we still lhave people who are bright enough to question what is handed to us. Wouldn't like to live in a robotic age!
Posted by Polly Haecker on August 31, 2010
Does this remind you of Iron Man at all?
Posted by Christopher Waters on September 11, 2010
I'm thinking along the same lines as Mr. Waters, this sounds like one of the pieces for a mech suite, like Iron Man, many Anime movies, and Aliens, where Ripley helps out in the loading dock. it probably wouldn't be to far for astronauts to be wearing something like this when they do space walks.
Posted by Steven Galenza on January 3, 2011
I am unable to determine where the science data comes from. I'm not going to trash something when I really don't know anything about it. I am a scientist also and I know for sure what they are telling us here is a journalists tiny interpretation of the whole schamatic. And due to other amazing inventions I absolutely know are comning down the pike by or before 2035, I do not view this invention as "not able to be done"> The one thing that seems a little exagerated is the continueal claim of 10 Xs every major area of the body. This means a person could run 100 miles an hour, jumpt flat footed to the top of a two story building,, be able to fight unarmed with 30 enemy troops and kill all of them easily. and so many more 'superman things.
Posted by William Rogers on January 17, 2011
Perhaps the forearm pieces could be easily changed to match the application to deal with the whole wrist-breaking issue.
I'd love to see it actually doing something.
Posted by Matthew Tangren on March 26, 2011
Excellent idea!!
Posted by aleksander kamiński on July 10, 2012
notice the cuffs below his wrist, he wouldn't break his wrist, and also, yes, the name bothers me, but this technology really intrigues me, i think they need a slimmer design, something on both sides of the leg instead of the entire mechanisms being on the outside of the body, something under the arm. I am also curious as how the maneuverability is, can one run in this suit? if so how fast? does the suit itself increase the speed of the wearer? also i am curious as to the use of these once in mass production, would they be given to police forces? the army? the national guard? but all in all i think a brilliant design and quite the advancement in human robotic exoskeleton interface.
Posted by ben Hoogendyk on May 20, 2013
it does work..have tested it but the whole suit should be be kept in sattelites in outer space to stop it from being misuse..but now you have design a new ones let me test it also..ok..
Posted by Peniame Kovulakimalea on December 31, 2014
I think they are on a good thing. It's could change the lives of disabled people and people that required physical rehabilitation. In regards to rescue services, fires wouldn't work for that particular suit, I could see how it could be possible for picking up rumble and debris. From crash and collapsed buildings, thoogh the cuffs would have to be changed, cause thought the suit has 10 times the strength, there are still body parts exposed to that pressure, it would just crush the bones, keep up the bright ideas thought :D
Posted by Sin-Seare Enough said on January 13, 2015
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