(Left) diagram of Chiba Institute of Technology's Sakura, an unmanned inspection robot (right) Cyberdyne's HAL exoskeleton outfitted with tungsten shielding and cooling system
The HAL exoskeleton with tungsten shielding and cooling system, and (right) vital sensor monitors heart rate and body temperature
Sakura is a new inspection robot developed at the Chiba Institute of Technology
The modified HAL exoskeleton for first responders on display at Japan Robot Week 2012
Professor Yoshiyuki Sankai presents the modified HAL exoskeleton during Japan Robot Week 2012
Since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in March 2011, the Japanese government has been testing robotics technologies to help deal with future accidents. The Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) exoskeleton, developed by the University of Tsukuba spin-off Cyberdyne, is being considered for first responders.
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