Technology March, 20th 2011 by Nick

Turn yourself into a cyborg

Watching movies like Robocop and Terminator makes us wonder when human will gain extra powers with the help of the robotic arms, legs or a complete body armor. After seeing the HAL-5, known as Hybrid Assistive Limb, designed by Skynet Cyberdyne we think the time is near.

HAL-5 recently introduced in Japan two days before the catastrophic events took place. Cyberdyne looked at a mechanized suit that could work in conjunction with the human body. The suit actually moves a split second faster than the human body can react. The battery life of HAL is around 2 hours and 40 minutes. Not too long, but future models will have increased battery life. The suit can be used in a multitude of ways: rehabilitation support, ADL support for disabled people, heavy labor support and rescue support at disaster sites. Besides the standard uses, the suit certainly has a lot of potential for military personnel.

We hope that these mech suits won’t suddenly lead to robots and cyborgs that plan to destroy the human race and take over the world. For the time being, this mech suit can help in a multitude of ways. Below is a movie of how the suit works.

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