Cyberdyne Presents: Our New Robotic Overloard


I love the growing robot technology and how it can better everyone's lives.  The idea that one day I  could crawl into a Mech suit to "run around in" excites me and is one of the things I'm looking forward to in the new G.I. Joe movie.  This suit is of no exception it uses sensors attached to the skin of the wearer to operate.

“HAL catches these signals through a sensor attached on the skin of the wearer. Based on the signals obtained, the power unit is controlled to move the joint unitedly with the wearer’s muscle movement, enabling to support the wearer’s daily activities. This is what we call a ‘voluntary control system’ that provides movement interpreting the wearer’s intention from the biosignals in advance of the actual movement. Not only a ‘voluntary control system’ “HAL” has, but also a ‘robotic autonomous control system’ that provides human-like movement based on a robotic system which integrally work together with the ‘autonomous control system’. “HAL” is the world’s first cyborg-type robot controlled by this unique Hybrid System.”

The humor of the company working on this is at no loss to me either:

  • Naming themselves Cyberdyne after the Terminator films
  • Naming the suit Hybrid Assistive Limb or Hal

I'm not sure if I like their use of all the darker films where the robots turned on the humans and killed them but being an optimist I go to my happy place and think that the ominous warnings given in the films is what was on their minds... besides the suit needs us so if it gained sentience and went crazy it would merely assimilate humans instead of killing us off.

(via /Film)