It's great to see pneumatic technology being developed and used by people outside of the defense industry like over at the Tokyo University of Science. I can't wait to have the chance to buy my own pneumatic suit so I can leap tall buildings and make doors wherever I please.
What can one do with a robot suit? Well, it's certainly not limited to just lifting sacks of rice, but that was exactly what we got to do at CEATEC courtesy of Koba Lab from Tokyo University of Science. First seen in 2009, the magic behind this 9kg kit are the pair of pneumatic artificial muscles (aka McKibben artificial muscles) on the back, which are made by industrial equipment manufacturer Kanda Tsushin.
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