Skip to content

Robotic Suit for Elderly Japanese Farmers

September 28, 2010

Researchers at the Toyama Lab at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology are working on a robotic exoskeleton called the Wearable Agri Robot.  The exoskeleton is intended to be used by elderly farmers and will make it easier for them to carry heavy loads.  See a video of the suit in action.

Japanese researcher using robotic suit to pick fruit

Tomoaki Mashimo received his PhD from the Toyama Lab and is now working with Takeo Kanade on QoLT-related manipulation problems at the Robotics Institute.

[via Dailymail.co.uk]

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: