Remember the Robot Suit from Aliens?
Remember that suit from the Alien movies that Ripley uses to kick the alien queen’s ass? Well now you can buy one.
This was the inspiration for Panasonic’s POWERLOADER robot suits. They were developed to augment the wearer’s strength making them able to easily perform tasks strenuous and repetitive tasks. Like loading crates in the cargo bay of a space ship or fighting giant aliens.
Recently news of “POWERLOADER Light” has been released. This a slimed down version of the suit. It can increase the power of your leg movements by 40 kg. It’s priced at $223,000 with a discount for developers at $111,500; given that they publish their research within a year.
Robot blog Plastic pals states that:
The suit could be used as a research platform in robotics, man-machine interfacing, BMI (brain-machine interfacing), and so on, and could target rehabilitation care.
What would you use this for? The future?