Date: 2004 August 13 17:14
Posted by Azure
Scientist Yoshiyuki Sankai is the proud creator of a real life robotic suit! Inspired by Isaac Asimov stories and the manga "Cyborg 009" and "Tetsujin No. 28". The suit called Hybrid Assistive Limb-3, is designed to improve the mobility of elderly and disabled people.
The prototype HAL-3 suit weighs 15 kg to 17 kg but due to the way the system works users should not fell any strain. The commercial version will be much lighter Senkai claims.Source: The Japan Times