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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

seniors : Japan : a robot designed to help people to walk []
Yoshiyuki Sankai, a professor at Tsukuba University in Japan is starting to commercialize a robot designed to help people with weakened leg muscles to walk smoothly.
The Robot Suit detects electric currents produced when people move their leg muscles. They then help the user move their legs smoothly, using motors installed at their waists and knees.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

STUFF : NATIONAL NEWS - STORY : New Zealand's leading news and information website: Inventor builds robot with personality
22 June 2004

Mark Tilden believes robots have an image problem.
The Daleks from Dr Who and R2D2 from Star Wars have a lot to answer for.
'They've always been so serious. And because they've been so mechanical, their actions look threatening.'
So Dr Tilden set out to produce a friendly robot with personality and a sense of humour that could move around easily.