Woah, for a second I thought the guy had no body because I didn't think anyone would be able to fit in something that small.....than I saw his legs....
Does each bag weigh 66 lbs, or do all three weigh 66 lbs together?
"The HAL 5 could offset workforce shortages in the manufacturing industry as well. The robotic suit can help older employees with weakened muscles remain in physically tasking jobs longer. The suit, which costs about the same as compact car, will be available for purchase next year."
Hmmmm....pay a million yen to keep an aging worker, or pay practically nothing for a younger worker...hmm...decisions decisions. I love the naivete of the AARP
"The suit promises to ameliorate some of the challenges Japan faces due to its changing demographics. Japan?s population is aging faster than any other developed country while its birthrate is decreasing. As a result, Japan may find itself without the number of healthcare workers necessary to care for its older population. Since the country is reluctant to allow foreign workers entry, robots and robotic suits can fill a critical gap in healthcare labor shortages."
Is anyone besides me psyched about the idea of robots caring for the elderly? Maybe we can also find some way for the metabolisms of the elderly to power these robots...hmmm....
This whole thing is so Japanese.