A mind-controlled robot exoskeleton entitled HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) has been presented at the Japan Robot Week exhibition in Tokyo.
Image credit: Cyberdyne
“HAL” brain wave-controlled robot suits by Cyberdyne is expected to be applied such as rehabilitation and physical training support in medical field, support for disabled people, rescue support at disaster sites, heavy labor support at factories and more.
“Robot Suit HAL” is a cyborg-type robot that can supplement, expand or improve physical capability.
When a person attempts to move, nerve signals are sent from the brain to the muscles via motoneurons, moving the musculoskeletal system as a consequence. At this moment, very weak biosignals can be detected on the surface of the skin. “HAL” catches these signals through a sensor attached on the skin of the wearer.
Size: wearable robot, Height 1,600mm
Weight: Full Body Type approx. 23kg (Lower body approx. 15kg)
Power: Battery Drive, Charged battery( AC100V)
Continuous operating time: Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes
Motions: Daily Activities( standing up from a chair, walking, climbing up and down stairs). Hold and lift heavy objects and more…
Operation: Hybrid Control System
Working Environment: Indoor and outdoor