Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bionic farmer

Japanese farmers have trouble hiring help, so they have invented a "robosuit" to help farmers lift larger loads.

In addition to providing extra muscle to lift and carry things, the power-assist robot suit helps farmers with manual tree-pruning work by enabling them to hold their arms up for long periods of time without getting tired, according to the researchers. The suit also doubles the wearer’s strength when performing grunt work like uprooting oversized daikon radishes from the earth.

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