Neoseeker : News : Japanese company Cyberdyne set to sell HAL exoskeleton
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Jarhead255 Apr 16, 09
I knew about the Military suit. But i never expected a Civilian version to appear so quickly.
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Supernouva Apr 16, 09
Well, I can already lift a small teenager easily without using that suit, so it would be cool lifting things 500lbs and above relatively easily.
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Shadow of Death Apr 15, 09
It is rather affordable, yeah. I was expecting stuff like this to be in the 10's of thousands of dollars, at least...

BTW: Weight Calculations for your convenience:

4x10KG = 40KG = ~92LBs (so imagine lifting a small teenager easily)
150KG = ~345LBs (So imagine lifting a tall sumo wrestler)

Longevity is an issue though, how long will the suits last?
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Guest Apr 15, 09
I'll gonna buy this one, so bullies watch out!
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Hellfire29 Apr 15, 09
What's the battery life?
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OmegaFury Apr 15, 09
The U.S. army does have a stronger one, but it makes sense that this one would be of a lower quality considering it will be for civilian use. This one is also a lot more affordable.
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THM Apr 15, 09
Suitable for Garbage collection without the traditional mechanical hand from the Garbage Car, Hee Hee......
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Dark Dom Apr 15, 09
Holy shit, this is the coolest thing I've seen all day. I want one. D:
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kspiess Apr 15, 09
The future is here . Actually the US Army has a more advanced and powerful one, that I wrote about sometime last year. Unfortunately I forget what it was called, but it enabled troops to pick up giant steel boxes of ammo with no problem...
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Jarhead255 Apr 15, 09
Uh....ok? I had no idea the Exoskeleton was this far along. Master Chief Soldier program, anyone?
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kspiess Apr 15, 09
Ya I don't know what to think about using the names 'Cyberdyne' and 'HAL.' I think they were going for homage with those names, but it also comes as quite original.

It doesn't help either that they named their suit and their company after fictional entities that are murderous machines.
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electriczap4 Apr 15, 09
Okay... this is a little weird. I know cyberdyne is supposed to be a joke, but wow. This freaks me out, what if later they devolop skynet for real.
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