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Transformers reloaded! Exoskeleton suit makes Japanese cyborg dream a reality

Japan, Tokyo
December 07, 2019 at 08:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

A Tokyo-based robot design company has created a giant 2.5 meter tall 'exoskeleton suit' which enables highly flexible body movements using a patented 'three-dimensional closed link structure'.

"We, Japanese people, have the perception that robots equal something to fight, robots equal something to ride on. Those kind of image is very visually strong for us, so we are making this robot with the desire to make that dream come true," said CEO of Skeletonics Inc Kento Hiroi on Friday.

He further added, "we have been working in the entertainment field with using robots, we are focusing on making people in Japan and the world happy."

The robot uses a motion expansion type device that expands all the movements of the limbs using a link mechanism that moves following the movements of the arms and legs, enabling dynamic movements of the limbs that cannot be expressed by the normal human body.

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A Tokyo-based robot design company has created a giant 2.5 meter tall 'exoskeleton suit' which enables highly flexible body movements using a patented 'three-dimensional closed link structure'.

"We, Japanese people, have the perception that robots equal something to fight, robots equal something to ride on. Those kind of image is very visually strong for us, so we are making this robot with the desire to make that dream come true," said CEO of Skeletonics Inc Kento Hiroi on Friday.

He further added, "we have been working in the entertainment field with using robots, we are focusing on making people in Japan and the world happy."

The robot uses a motion expansion type device that expands all the movements of the limbs using a link mechanism that moves following the movements of the arms and legs, enabling dynamic movements of the limbs that cannot be expressed by the normal human body.

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