You know how Iron Man wears his special suit? Or some of those anime cartoons where the characetrs have these super power full body armour gizmos? Remember thinking how cool it would be if you had a super suit? Well, you’re one step closer to attaining your dream. Engineers in Japan have created a robot suit that “enhances human power”. No shit.
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.
The 15-kilogram (33-pound) battery-powered suit, code-named HAL-5, detects muscle movements through electrical-signal flows on the skinsurface and then amplifies them.
This will reportedly be a big help for the disabled, as the suit can actually move on its own. Uh-oh..somebody didn’t watch The Matrix. But seriously, how cool is that? What I really want to know is how much does it amplify human power. Just think of the potential this technology represents for policemen. If engineers can improve the suit to make it flame proof, you’ve got the perfect fire fighter. I guess some crappy things can come about as well. I mean, if one of these robots suits were developed to a point where it was as strong as kevlar, yet still lightweight, and gave a shitload of extra power to the wearer, how long do you think it’ll be before it is used in war? I can just see Israeli soldiers doing a fuckjob in Palestine with these things. Anyways, it is still super cool and I want one!