Futuristic farmers

12 January, 2008

From the Mainichi Daily News:

Strap-on robot suit takes the pain out of backbreaking farm work

A robot suit designed to take the backbreaking factor out of farm work by assisting the movements of users has been unveiled here.

The “farming robot suit,” developed by a team of researchers led by Shigeki Toyama, a professor in the graduate school of the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, has been tested on farms. Researchers hope to have the technology in use in 2 years and develop it into a product and begin selling it in four years.

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