The Robot Suit HAL: Hybrid Assistive Limb) Image copyright Prof. Sankai Univ. of Tsukuba/ Cyberdyne Inc.
From the land of personal robotics (and the Rising Sun) comes news of the impending launch of a power-assisted exoskeleton to be known as HAL-3 (Hybrid Assisted Leg). Designed for the 'rehabilitation of person who have a functional disorder in their lower body, or power augmentation of the unimpaired', HAL is expected to sell for around one million Japanese yen (AUD$12,000) when it goes on sale.
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