Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Hal, the new Robotsuit



So I reckon the piece I wrote for 'Futures' in Nature Magazine is still relevant. It was a short piece about a guy visiting a museum to look at a wheelchair. That is, of course, if we have the wealth available for this kind of tech...

4 comments:

Neil said...

These legs are providing what levels of support?

spaceoperaghost said...

Made by Cyberdyne.

(http://www.cyberdyne.jp/english/robotsuithal/index.html)

At least with the combo of Cyberdyne and HAL, we can guess they are choosing these names intentionally.

I look forward to my GLaDOS personal assistant.

Neal Asher said...

Neil, there's another video clip on You Tube of an old woman up out of a wheelchair and walking in them.

The trouble with the Cyberdyne one is when takes you to the nearest missile silo...

Jimmy Devine said...

Hi Neil, timed perfectly for your return to the UK, a new tech/science site has launched called The Verge, lots of consumer tech stuff, but also loads of quality articles on stuff you might have an interest in....www.theverge.com...I have no connection other than being a reader, and occasional podcast listener to their site.