Hey, all you creaky-jointed boomer gardeners out there. Scientists in Japan have you covered. Literally. This robot suit includes 8 motors in a rigid resin frame that give a power assist to farmers trying to pull huge daikons out of the ground or performing other chores that cause strain on the back, waist, hips, and arms. They also refer to it as a robotic exoskelton.
Ok, that’s all I know. Most of the info seems to be in Japanese.
Via Boing Boing and (who else) mentee/much-time-on-hands Ron.Posted by Elizabeth Licata on January 16, 2008 at 12:00 pm, in the category Shut Up and Dig.