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    Berkeley Researchers Developing Robotic Exoskeleton That Can Enhance Human Strength And Endurance

    Berkeley Researchers Developing Robotic Exoskeleton That Can Enhance Human Strength And Endurance
    BERKELEY - The mere thought of hauling a 70-pound pack across miles of rugged terrain or up 50 flights of stairs is enough to evoke a grimace in even the burliest individuals. But breakthrough robotics research at the University of California, Berkeley, could soon bring welcome relief - a self-powered exoskeleton to effectively take the load off people's backs.

    "The fundamental technology developed here can also be developed to help people with limited muscle ability to walk optimally," said Kazerooni.


    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0304195437.htm

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    EXCELLENT.

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    News story about UC Berkeley para using exoskeleton to cross stage at graduation:
    http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749...video=25235434

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    They've been working on that for a few years, I believe it was an initiative started by bush. In japan they have a battery operated version for sale right now with both upper and lower body support run by electric servos.

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