Gallery: Japanese Robo-Suit Helps the Elderly to Farm

 

Farming is backbreaking work even when you’re young–all that bending down repeatedly under the beating sun can take its toll. Researchers at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology think they have a fix for aging farmers: a robo-suit that makes workers’ arms and legs stronger. The metal and plastic device features eight electric motors as well as a voice-recognition system and sensors that track movement.

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