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Japanese Robots: Did Sagawa Electronics’ Power Jacket MK3 Rip-Off Team Skeletonics?

Sagawa Electronics’ new human exoskeleton, the much publicized Power Jacket MK3, just might have gone too far with that whole sincerest form of flattery thing. The imitative compliment they’re paying Team Skeletonics, an earlier-on-the[...]
Japanese Robots: Did Sagawa Electronics’ Power Jacket MK3 Rip-Off Team Skeletonics?

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Honda Ships 100 Walking Assist Stride Management Wearable Robot Thingys

Honda’s Walking Assist with Stride Management: Coming to a Hospital Near You! If, that is, you’re connected to one of 50 Japanese medical institutions now testing and evaluating a pair of the semi-robotic exoskeletal assistive devices.[...]
Honda Ships 100 Walking Assist Stride Management Wearable Robot Thingys

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Dear Assistive Robot Industry, We Need You! Sincerely, Rapidly Aging Japan.

  Okay, so what’s an assistive robot? Well, they’re a lot more cool and useful and tech than it might sound. Think of them more like… social robots, or maybe cybernetic enhancements, or, some years down the road, but not too[...]
Dear Assistive Robot Industry, We Need You! Sincerely, Rapidly Aging Japan.

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Panasonic subsidiary, Activelink, in alliance with Mitsui Corp. to make exoskeleton power-assist robots

To expand their capabilities in the power-assist robot business, Panasonic subsidiary, Activelink Co., Ltd. and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. agreed to form a business and capital alliance. Activelink was established as a subsidiary company [...]
Panasonic subsidiary, Activelink, in alliance with Mitsui Corp. to make exoskeleton power-assist robots
Panasonic subsidiary, Activelink, in alliance with Mitsui Corp. to make exoskeleton power-assist robotsPanasonic subsidiary, Activelink, in alliance with Mitsui Corp. to make exoskeleton power-assist robotsPanasonic subsidiary, Activelink, in alliance with Mitsui Corp. to make exoskeleton power-assist robots

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Power Loader power amplification exoskeleton robot

This power amplification robot, called Power Loader, is currently under development by Activelink, a Panasonic subsidiary venture. The aim is to achieve a robot that can freely utilize power beyond human strength, in emergencies or on [...]
Power Loader power amplification exoskeleton robot

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Activelink Announces Availability of Power-Assisting Exoskeleton POWERLOADER Light

Panasonic Spin Up Fund-supported powered exoskeleton R&D and manufacturing company Activelink Co has announced the POWERLOADER Light (PLL), a lighter-weight (lite?) version of their two-armed power-assist POWERLOADER, for 18M JPY [...]
Activelink Announces Availability of Power-Assisting Exoskeleton POWERLOADER Light
Activelink Announces Availability of Power-Assisting Exoskeleton POWERLOADER Light

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Bipedal Exowalker FOR KIDS

Sakakibara Kikai is a Gunma heavy machinery manufacturing firm populated, it seems, with top-of-the-line geeks and nerds: along with the environmentally friendly machines they design and sell, the artificial intelligence they research,[...]
Bipedal Exowalker FOR KIDS
Bipedal Exowalker FOR KIDSBipedal Exowalker FOR KIDSBipedal Exowalker FOR KIDSBipedal Exowalker FOR KIDSBipedal Exowalker FOR KIDS

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Power Loader Exoskeleton Suite

Here’s the most impressive exoskeleton we’ve seen so far. Activelink engineers (belonging to the Panasonic Group) turned the hydraulic exoskeleton suit appearing in the sci-fi classic “Aliens” into reality! Built from alumi[...]
Power Loader Exoskeleton Suite
Power Loader Exoskeleton Suite

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