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Powered Robot Suits hit japan!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DEFkon, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. DEFkon

    DEFkon Shhh

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    Aimed at the medical and perhaps the labor market these exo-skeleton styled suits the frail, or the average have normal or heavy strength.

    I couldn't a text based story, but CNN has a free video you can watch. Pretty crazy stuff, i wonder when the military models will show up.


    javascript:cnnVideo('play','/video/tech/2005/07/06/obrien.japan.robot.suit.affl','2005/07/13');
     
  2. geogob

    geogob Koohii o nomimasu ka?

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    That link wont work, it's a js script link that contains only a relative link. We need a full link, or at least one to the page where you found this link at.
     
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  3. cracwhore

    cracwhore I'm a video game review site...

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    Yeah, I watched some videos of that suit. It's being used by hospitals for nurses to turn over and carry patients.

    I doubt a military version will exist for a long time...it's very slow and impractical.

    The suit is kind of like the suits used in the old cartoon 'Exo Squad' - minus the cool missles and guns. More like the suit Ripley used in 'ALIENS' I suppose. Only, minus the cool flashing lights, claw hands and flame thrower...

    Ok, so it's basically not very cool at all...
     
  4. geogob

    geogob Koohii o nomimasu ka?

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    Ah ok. I know what it is. pretty old stuff isn't it? They got some work to do to make it any usefull for industry, construction, military and stuff. It's a start.
     
  5. OpFor

    OpFor Feeling suicide, thats O.K.

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    Well can you guys please clue in the rest of the forum and post a link that works? :lol:
     
  6. geogob

    geogob Koohii o nomimasu ka?

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    javascript:function('arg','/link/to/some/stuff.ext','arg');
    does not work. Neither does
    /link/to/some/stuff.ext

    but this could work:
    http://www.domain.com/link/to/some/stuff.ext

    or event this, someone who has some clue about links could figure it out.
    javascript:function('arg','http://www.domain.com/link/to/some/stuff.ext','arg');


    But with the first two, if you have no info on the domain, you are lost. (you could always try to guess it... )
     
  7. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden Particle Whore

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    never fear! I've got a link for you
    <href a=C:\Documents and Settings\TheBladeRoden\My Documents\My Pictures\coolrobotvideo.avi>here!</a>
     
  8. Hadmar

    Hadmar Queen Bitch of the Universe

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    Works, thanks
    I also found 30GB of porn and a file with credit card infos. Awesome, thanks again for sharing! :tup:
     
  9. Keganator

    Keganator White as Snow Moderator

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    Yeeaaahh...

    I liked Exosquad. I even had a few of the toys from it. They were damn awesome.
     
  10. zeep

    zeep :(

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    The guyver > tetra vaal > C:\Documents and Settings\TheBladeRoden\My Documents\My Pictures\coolrobotvideo.avi
     
  11. ravens_hawk

    ravens_hawk New Member

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    Pipe_Dream 3-time World Champion Bowler

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    LMAO I saw it too and I can't think of any cool uses either!!!
     
  13. DEFkon

    DEFkon Shhh

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    well i guess logistics were never considered "cool" but they are the heart of many large organizations including the military, I'm sure they'll find some use for the technology eventually.
     
  14. ravens_hawk

    ravens_hawk New Member

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    These things have been around for a while, usually why they don't see widespread use (esp in something like the military) is the power consumption required. Usually they would require a large battery pack, which would often negate they're effectiveness. This, however seems to run on a smaller pack (who knows how long though.) More importantly instend of, as most I've seen, responding to the users movements, this responds to brain signals from the brain to the limbs. That would be very useful if one were to want to scale the units up. Battlemechs anyone?
     
  15. Lt.

    Lt. Elitist bastard

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    built by Cyberdyne?

    oh sure..
    today we let Cyberdyne build exoskeletons to help the sick.. but who's to say that tomorrow they wont be building endoskeletons to mangle us all in horrible ways?

    [​IMG]

    anybody think about that one?? o_O
     
  16. ravens_hawk

    ravens_hawk New Member

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    Does that include making horrible movies?
     

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