Panasonic


Panasonics’s Power Loader robot suits that augment human strength for years called the POWERLOADER. Now they are available in the form of a much lesser version, called the Power Loader Light. It uses a direct force-feedback system to predict and augment your leg movements, and is capable of increasing strength by up to 40kg [400N]. Six-axis force sensors in the foot pedals will sense when you move and shift your weight, allowing the Power Loader Light to match your leg movements. The initial price is 18,000,000 JPY ($223,000) a pop, but they’re enticing potential developers with a research grant program, which would effectively halve the price to 9,000,000 JPY ($111,500 USD).

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