HAL Robotic Suit: Photo by Cyberdyne


HAL Robotic Suit Gets International Safety Certificate

Which means we’re one step closer to robotic exoskeletons. Hop aboard.

By Colin Lecher
Posted 02.27.2013 at 12:59 pm

We’ve been following the HAL robotic suit for a while now, and for good reason: Look at that thing! That looks like the future right there. And now it’s gotten a worldwide stamp of safety approval.

This is how HAL works in a nutshell: Hop in, move an appendage slightly, and the suit detects the movement. After that, it guides your natural movement, but with robotic efficiency. So if you’re a senior citizen that has trouble getting around, you can move your arm slightly and let HAL help you reach the top shelf. It’s powered by a 22-pound battery attached to the waist, and the leg braces can help the wearer walk, and even climb stairs.

Read more: HAL Robotic Suit Gets International Safety Certificate | Popular Science.

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