Sunday, July 16, 2006

Robots in Tsukuba

Tsukuba in the news:

"At Tsukuba University outside Tokyo, Yoshiyuki Sankai and his colleagues have developed a robot suit designed to help the weak to walk. The suit, sometimes described as "bionic trousers," senses motor nerve signals and moves in concert with people's bodies, increasing their strength. Stroke victims and spinal cord patients are beginning to use the suit. It may also be applied to the construction industry to boost workers' lifting power."

Read the full article:
Japan's robots stride into future



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