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iCandy: Robots and Us

A smart prosthesis, a robotic brain surgeon, and an exoskeleton

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iCandy: Robots and Us
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Robotics company Cyberdyne shows off its HAL robot suit, an exoskeleton designed to be worn by rescue, recovery, factory, and health-care workers who do a lot of lifting, and disabled people, who would use the exoskeleton to regain mobility. The 23-kilogram suit moves in unison with the wearer when sensors attached to the skin pick up signals from the wearer’s motor neurons.

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