It’s as if Japan is deliberately trying to freak me out.
Not only do they have a company called CYBERDYNE — which Terminator fans will note is the company that created Skynet and, by proxy, the robot-powered apocalypse known as Judgment Day — but they are creating up to 500 robotic exoskeletons.
So yes, I’m pretty sure I need a new pair of underroos.
Scientific American has some more details:
The exoskeleton detects—via a sensor attached to the wearer’s skin—brain signals sent to muscles to get them moving. The exoskeleton’s computer analyzes these signals to determine how it must move (and with how much force) to assist the wearer. The company claims on its Web site that the device can also operate autonomously (based on data stored in its computer), which is key when used by people suffering spinal cord injuries or physical disabilities resulting from strokes or other disorders.
They also note that the company knows what the name Cyberdyne has meant in the past. Which means it might stay that way in the future.
Say it with me now: AAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!!!!!