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Crippled Monkey | 13:45 UK time, Tuesday, 24 April 2007

As a bit of a gadget freak myself, I confess that I get a little excited when other gadget freaks get excited over 'our' technology - stuff aimed at improving the lives of disabled people. So an 'exoskeleton' robot suit being developed at a university in Japan, which will help some disabled people carry out routine tasks, improve maneuverability and move limbs at will, might not look like something I would be want to be caught trying to lumber around in all day, but I like the fact that CB Tech report on it with thoughts about how such a robot suit could be used to "throw cars and fight injustice", and believe that such days may not be too far away. Maybe that's why they titled their report: Robot Suit Helps The Disabled, Not Ready For Crimefighting Yet.

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