Wednesday, August 27

Japanese SM 3 Missile....Gundam Bits System?

This missile give me strong vibes of Gundam Bits from Universal Century era or DRAGOON for Cosmic Era fans. Just replace the warhead with laser and you get the almost exact weapon from Gundam universe.

Impressive and freaky at the same time. It looks as if it has strings to guide it.

Updates on power armour and suits

Robo-skeleton lets paralysed walk

A robotic suit is helping people paralysed from the waist down do what was previously considered impossible - stand, walk and climb stairs.

ReWalk users wear a backpack device and braces on their legs and select the activity they want from a remote control wrist band.

Leaning forwards activates body sensors setting the robotic legs in motion.

Users walk with crutches, controlling the suit through changes in centre of gravity and upper body movements.

The device effectively mimics the exoskeletion of a crab.

Former Israeli paratrooper Radi Kaiof has been paralysed for the last 20 years following an injury during his service in the Israeli military.

He says the device has changed his life.

"I never dreamed I would walk again. After I was wounded, I forgot what it's like. Only when standing up can I feel how tall I really am and speak to people eye to eye, not from below."

BBC Article

More updates on this wonderful technology, which featured in Japanese sci-fi in pervasive manner. Shades of Bubblegum Crisis and Ghost in the Shell in the article.

One thing interest me here is Israel. I often postulated that first country in the world that will use power suit or armour in anger will be them.

This is BLEEX from few years ago, compare the bulk of the contraption compare to Re-Walk. Impressive leaps over few years.

Another interesting video of technology concept.

SARCOS powersuit or exoskeleton concepts.

HAL 3 from Japan.

Independent inventor of suit designed specifically for dangerous roles.

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