Monday, January 10, 2011

I Am Flesh, Hear Me Roar

We all know that the robots will end humanity sooner or later but it's still nice to see companies that are trying to give us opportunities to become cyborgs and fight against evil robots. Cyberdyne is one of those companies that is creating a cybernetic suit that enhances strength, speed, and endurance. This is how the suit works according to their website.

"When a person attempts to move, nerve signals are sent from the brain to the muscles via motoneuron, 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. Based on the signals obtained, the power unit is controlled to move the joint unitedly with the wearer's muscle movement, enabling to support the wearer's daily activities. This is what we call a 'voluntary control system' that provides movement interpreting the wearer's intention from the biosignals in advance of the actual movement. Not only a 'voluntary control system' "HAL" has, but also a 'robotic autonomous control system' that provides human-like movement based on a robotic system which integrally work together with the 'autonomous control system'. "HAL" is the world's first cyborg-type robot controlled by this unique Hybrid System."

In other words, it's controlled by nerve impulses from the brain. I think I will buy one of these once they add missile launchers to the arms and turbo jets to the bottom of the feet. I am almost excited for the singularity so I can start my true calling in life..... decommissioning robots.

I am flesh hear me roar!