Saturday, October 03, 2009

Power Loader Exoskeleton Suit A Reality

Engineers from Activelink, a Kyoto-based subsidiary of Panasonic, have begun creating an exoskeletal suit that can give its user super strength!

According to PinkTentacle: The suit is built on an aluminum-alloy frame and weighs 230 kilograms (500 lbs). Described as a “dual-arm power amplification robot,” the exoskeleton suit is currently equipped with 18 electromagnetic motors that enable the wearer to lift 100 kilograms (220 lbs) with little effort. In addition, the Power Loader’s simple, intuitive control system employs direct force feedback, allowing the operator to directly feel the movement of the robot while controlling it." For sale in 2015, it aims to help people with heavy lifting in factories and in disaster relief projects....

Ripley, flexing the suit in 'Aliens' (1986)

Hot Toys made this wicked 12-inch toy rendition of the Power Loader..

This guy gets top marks from me for effort for his Power Loader Halloween costume!

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