The Borg Are Coming!

After inventing a two-legged robot that can substitute for impaired legs, Japanese robotics now give us the opportunity to replace our whole body thanks to this new exoskeleton from Tsukuba University. In association with existing software in development in the USA and Austria, as well as with the international effort to link mind and machine, people who have lost their motricity – either through poliomyelitis or due to a spinal cord accident – will be able to move freely again.

Of course, this contraption could also be used by unimpaired, “normal” people to increase their strength and carry heavy objects more easily than with a cumbersome forklift truck. …Or how about a world domination endeavor? Anyone interested?

Source: The Japan Times

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