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Skeletonics exoskeleton suit shows promise of future breakthroughs

Skeletonics exoskeleton research from Japan has led to future potential research towards exoskeleton development
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Sep 24, 2014 7:48 am

Japanese researchers from the Okinawa National College of Technology have developed a Skeletonics exoskeleton suit that measures more than eight feet in height. Wearers climb into the giant suit and use it operating their own arms and legs, with no power to assist in movement. It has mainly become popular for public entertainment, as it can be used at events, parades, and to grab attention.




"We didn't think about creating anything useful," said Reyes Tatsuru Shiroku, Skeletonics researcher. "That's probably why we were able to develop a unique thing."


There has been an increase in exoskeleton research, with the military and private sector interested in using them to help reduce physical labor loads.


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