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Can we build a real high-tech hero?

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Guinevere 16th July 2010, 08:26 Quote
Don't forget here at BT we have Ryan Cooper, who's building his very own Iron Man suit and has documented all of his progress in the forums:

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=166538
rickysio 16th July 2010, 09:40 Quote
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Not all the exoskeleton action is taking place in the US. In Japan, Cyberdyne, a company set up by Professor Sankai of the University of Tsukoba, is manufacturing HAL (Hybrid Assisted Limb, pictured right), a gleaming white suit developed, in Sankai’s words, to “upgrade the existing physical capabilities of the human body.” HAL multiplies the user’s strength by a factor of two to 10, with the exoskeleton supporting its own weight. The suit responds to bio-signals running beneath the human skin, interpreting signals going to the wearer’s muscles to mimic his or her movement exactly.

CYBERDINE?!

Next thing we know they'd "upgrade the naked silly monkies by getting rid of them."
lacuna 16th July 2010, 09:42 Quote
good article :)
Kalcifer 16th July 2010, 09:50 Quote
Allot of stuff is also being developed for the limbless and the paralyzed

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and they are now incorporating touch feedback directly into your nervous system allowing you to "feel" using the sensors on the robotic limb, could be applied to armour etc. :-)

V cool stuff.
maximus09 16th July 2010, 10:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by rickysio
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Not all the exoskeleton action is taking place in the US. In Japan, Cyberdyne, a company set up by Professor Sankai of the University of Tsukoba, is manufacturing HAL (Hybrid Assisted Limb, pictured right), a gleaming white suit developed, in Sankai’s words, to “upgrade the existing physical capabilities of the human body.” HAL multiplies the user’s strength by a factor of two to 10, with the exoskeleton supporting its own weight. The suit responds to bio-signals running beneath the human skin, interpreting signals going to the wearer’s muscles to mimic his or her movement exactly.

CYBERDINE?!

Next thing we know they'd "upgrade the naked silly monkies by getting rid of them."

and HAL, I wonder where they got their inspiration from?
Tanacel 16th July 2010, 10:19 Quote
Great article!
'Where does he get those wonderful toys?'

See we'd all like a robot suit with repulsors, but i'll be really impressed when my focus can turn into a giant robot and smash through the Friday morning jams and get me to work on time....
Krayzie_B.o.n.e. 16th July 2010, 13:36 Quote
A guy in Alaska has made his own MECH complete with weapons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atfdOPF4VGM and http://www.neogentronyx.com/

As far as super heroes the U.S. makes Marines every 12 weeks. hoo-aah
Redbeaver 16th July 2010, 14:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by rickysio
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Not all the exoskeleton action is taking place in the US. In Japan, Cyberdyne, a company set up by Professor Sankai of the University of Tsukoba, is manufacturing HAL (Hybrid Assisted Limb, pictured right), a gleaming white suit developed, in Sankai’s words, to “upgrade the existing physical capabilities of the human body.” HAL multiplies the user’s strength by a factor of two to 10, with the exoskeleton supporting its own weight. The suit responds to bio-signals running beneath the human skin, interpreting signals going to the wearer’s muscles to mimic his or her movement exactly.

CYBERDINE?!

Next thing we know they'd "upgrade the naked silly monkies by getting rid of them."

ROFLMAO! so im not the only one (naturally, doh!) that thinks this way....

we're sooo doomed :p

tho that suit looks pretty freakin cool tho.
Jipa 16th July 2010, 15:33 Quote
Loving the _PARTICULARLY_ crazy Finn ;)
HourBeforeDawn 16th July 2010, 17:29 Quote
Cyberdyne? arent they the creators of Skynet =p
John_T 16th July 2010, 18:33 Quote
I know it wasn't PC related, but I absolutely loved this article!

Although as rickysio & maximus09 already mentioned, I couldn't help but notice the all film references jump out as well:

- Cyberdyne, (from the Terminator films).
- HAL, (from 2001: A Space Odyssey).
- DARPA, (not an exact match, but sounds suspiciously like Dharma from Lost).
- HULC, (The Hulk, obviously).

OK, Dharma may actually have been based on DARPA and not the other way around, but there's no way the other three are accidents.

I think it just goes to show that whether it be a hobby/work in personal computers, or a job in advanced engineering or military research, a geek is still a geek and we still love our Sci-fi... :D
The_Beast 16th July 2010, 18:50 Quote
Very cool article
Faulk_Wulf 17th July 2010, 04:06 Quote
+1
Dosvedagna 17th July 2010, 13:00 Quote
This article is brilliant.
Pc enthusiasts = Technology enthusiasts haha.

MOAR!! =]
dispie 19th July 2010, 12:03 Quote
very nice article

Pc geek = teck geek mostly

loved this
Kiytan 19th July 2010, 13:18 Quote
Awesome article. I really, really want one of those white robosuits.
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