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Article published in New Scientist about Muscle Suit

Research student Hideyuki Umehara tests out the "muscle suit" exoskeleton developed by the Tokyo University of Science in Tokyo, Japan on 06 April, 2012. Photographer: Robert Gilhooly

Dr. Hiroshi Kobayashi poses with the prototype of his best-known creation, Saya the humanoid robot teacher, in his office at Tokyo University of Science in Tokyo, Japan on 02 April, 2012. Photographer: Robert Gilhooly

 

This is not a new development in the world of robotics, or indeed in the research that is ongoing at Prof. Kobayashi’s lab at Tokyo University of Science. But the groundbreaking technology employed in and imminent commercial release of the wearable muscle suit that Kobayashi and his team has been developing over recent years is a major step forward in this particular area of health and welfare-directed robotics. At last there is one that looks like it will actually be put to practical use.

Online version of the story can be found here

Online versions of a couple of other stories published in the magazine recently can be found here and here

 

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