Robot Suit Aids Farmers
Researchers at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology recently demonstrated their new robot suit designed to aid farmers. The 55 lb. wearable machine has 8 motors and 16 sensors to assist those who need leg and joint support when crouching or reaching up. During the demo, the man wearing the suit picked both radishes and oranges. The team is hoping to make the prototype commercially available in 2 or 3 years at a price of about $5,000 - $10,000 dollars. Those farmers had better be having banner yields to afford them at that price.
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Posted by Sheila Franklin at January 13, 2009 9:08 AM