Robot Suit Going into Production For $4,200
Well folks, it’s happening. The HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) robot suit is going into mass production and will be available in Japan sometime soon for around $4,200.
This is great news for HAL’s target market: Its ability to grant its wearer tenfold strength increases during specific actions could change the lives of people with degenerative muscle diseases, or accident victims who would otherwise need long, difficult rehabilitative therapy to regain basic mobility. And with a five-hour battery life, it could be quite practical for day to day use.
Thanks, but no thanks. I don’t care if I was just a head, I would never ask a robot for help. But that’s just me and my genius brain talking. I’m sure there are a lot of people out there who would gladly use a HAL suit to better their quality of life. And those people — those people are the enemy.
Video after the jump, just for the HAL of it.