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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.


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