[NetBehaviour] HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) Cybernetic Suit.

cmacdonald at traktion.com cmacdonald at traktion.com
Wed Apr 15 14:41:25 CEST 2009


if its a hoax they fooled the CBC.
here's a discussion with quinn norton about HAL and human-robot  
interface design...

http://www.cbc.ca/spark/2008/10/real-life-iron-men-seriously/

-corina

Quoting dj lotu5 <lotu5 at resist.ca>:

> do you think this is real? it says they're not shipping yet, and the
> image looks 3d rendered, and the name, cyberdyne systems, isn't that
> from the terminator movies?
>
>
> marc garrett wrote:
>> HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) Cybernetic Suit.
>>
>> Cyberdyne Corporation of Japan, in conjunction with Daiwa House, has
>> begun mass production of a cybernetic bodysuit that augments body
>> movement and increases user strength by up to tenfold.
>>
>> The HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) suit works by detecting faint
>> bioelectrical signals using pads placed on specific areas of the body.
>> The pads move the HAL suit accordingly. The Cyberdyne website explains:
>> "When a person attempts to move, nerve signals are sent from the brain
>> to the muscles via motoneuron, moving the musculoskeletal system as a
>> consequence. At this moment, very weak biosignals can be detected on the
>> surface of the skin. HAL catches these signals through a sensor attached
>> on the skin of the wearer. Based on the signals obtained, the power unit
>> is controlled to wearer's daily activities."
>>
>> more...
>> http://www.hplusmagazine.com/articles/robotics/i-am-ironman
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