外骨骼:人人都是“钢铁侠”

【外骨骼:人人都是“钢铁侠”】松下公司最近推出一款名为AWN-03的仿生辅助设备,使用者可将其绑在大腿上启动,从而获得力量、速度和耐力等方面的辅助加强。未来,该设备可运用于协助产业工人工作、运动员训练或是有行动障碍患者的康复等领域,甚至有可能普及到大众生活中。

Now anyone can be an Iron Man: Panasonic reveals exoskeletons that allow wearer to run like a ninja or lift heavy objects

  • AWN-03 raises upper body and pushes on thighs while lifting objects
  • PLN-01 sensors on the bottom of feet and 2 motors to help when walking
  • Resyone is a bed that transforms into an armchair for patients
  • Power Loader has 20 engines for disaster relief and construction

A firm has just unveiled a new family of futuristic suits that give wearers the ability to lift with near superhuman strength and walk great distances without stopping to rest.

Panasonic's line of 'Iron Man' exoskeletons are designed to assist industrial workers and sportsmen.

The Assist Suit AWN-03 gives you the power to repeatedly pick up hefty items without straining your back and the PLN-01 'NINJA' helps you get over the roughest terrain and not break a sweat.

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Last year, the firm showed a mega exoskeleton resembles the Power Loader exoskeleton suit from the Alien movies (pictured). The user would strap it around their shoulders, waist and on thigh. It had four embedded sensors that would trigger 20 engines, which would reduce human energy.

To combat on-the-job injuries, Panasonic created the AWN-03 to help elevate some of the stress that weighs on the lower back while lifting extremely heavy objects and costs $8,158 for each suit.

The firm said the suit is designed to sense when the wearer lifts or holds something heavy, which triggers its motors, reports Wired.

The suit raises your upper body while simultaneously pushing on your thighs, which is said to reduce the physical stress.

It has an automatic assist mechanism and a battery that lasts eight hours.

ActiveLink, Panasonic's robotics division, is working with the tech firm to make the PLN-01 suit move easier and human-like.

'Think about the possibilities if we could handle easily power beyond human limits,' says the firm's website.

'Here in ActiveLink we are constantly thinking on technology and its impact on people.'

'Using Robotic Technology equipment anybody can become a superman.'

'We are bringing this dream one step closer to reality.'

PLN-01, which was created for workers and sportsmen who trek up rough terrain, has power sensors on the bottom of the feet and two motors located at the lower back to assist while walking.

For example, hiking up steep mountains during afforestation.

This model only supports the legs, but the firm is currently developing a model for the upper body that will also help users life heavy items.

'Our mission is to help realize a power barrier-less society by offering a helping hand during manual labour and at other worksites' said Hiromichi Fujimoto, president of Activelink, the subsidiary of Panasonic that developed the suits, told E&T.

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Panasonic's line of 'Iron Man' exoskeletons are designed to assist industrial workers and sportsmen. The Assist Suit AWN-03 gives you the power to repeatedly pick up hefty items without straining your back and the PLN-01 'NINJA' helps you get over the roughest terrain and not break a sweat

'We are proposing robotics to help at these work sites, because there will always be a certain level of work that must be done by people, and these power assist suits can help reduce the physical strain during such work'.

Another variant assists care workers and nurses with patients who have to move them from beds to wheelchairs, reports International Business Times.

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Futuristic suits give wearers the ability to lift with near superhuman strength and walk extreme distances without stopping to rest.The suit raises your upper body while simultaneously pushing on your thighs, which is said to reduce the physical stress

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To end on-the-job injuries in factories, Panasonic created AWN-03 to elevate some of the stress that weighs on the lower back. The firm said the suit is designed to sense when the wearer lifts or holds something heavy, which triggers its motors

The Resyone is a wheelchair-like device for the elderly that is combination of electric nursing care bed and an electric full-reclining wheelchair.

It splits in two, transforms into a reclining wheelchair to help caregivers lift patients and reduce stress for both parties.

There is also a robot designed to help the elderly stand-up and walk around on their own.

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ActiveLink is working with the tech firm to make the PLN-01 suit move easier and human-like. The exoskeleton suit, which was created for workers and sportsmen who trek up rough terrain, has power sensors on the bottom of the feet and two motors located at the lower back to assist while walking

'As Japan has becomes an aging-society, Panasonic is aspiring to make its contribution by supporting the elderly and their families lead a comfortable life full of smiling faces and laughter' explained Hitoshi Sasaki, assistant director of Sincere Kourien, an elderly care facility run by Panasonic.

'There are many instances that can be straining to both caregivers and care recipients.'

'Just moving from the bed to a wheelchair can be a very energy consuming both parties (sic).'

Last year, the firm showed a mega exoskeleton resembles the Power Loader exoskeleton suit from the Alien movies.

The user would strap it around their shoulders, waist and on thigh.

It had four embedded sensors that would trigger 20 engines, which would reduce human energy and can be used for relief, construction, and public works.

There is no word yet if these 'Iron Man' suits will ever hit the public market, but one engineer has created a DIY exoskeleton that lifts 171.5 pounds.

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The Resyone (pictured), a bed that splits in two, transforms into an armchair while the patient is still lying on it – the worker does not have to lift patients anymore. There is also a robot designed to help the elderly stand-up and walk around on their own.

James Hobson, a Californian engineer who is known as The Hacksmith, made his own exoskeleton using scraps of metal to make his dream of having superhero powers a reality. His contraption looks like a mechanical backpack with metal arms, which are strapped securely to his own.

Pneumatic cylinders on the arms allow him to lift heavy weights with ease and he can be seen curling the large weights in the video.

'I didn't feel like I was lifting 170lbs…but my legs felt it,' he said.

Talking about his motivation to create the gadget on his website, he said. \

'As You can probably imagine, it's been a life goal of mine to build some kind of exoskeleton - the alien exoskeleton, an Iron Man suit...the list goes on.

原文链接:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3499462/Now-Iron-Man-Panasonic-reveals-exoskeletons-allow-wearer-run-like-ninja-lift-heavy-objects.html


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