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    TLapworth93

    so i was watching this video on the bbc website about robots being constructed to help with the clean up of fukushima. note the exoskeleton. the name of the company. made me giggle a little. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21538161

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    Proton2

    I worked on a large manipulator arm that was used at Three Mile Island. The radioactive environment requires some specialization of hardware. I'm under NDA, so can't say anything more.

    http://www.ise.bc.ca/Manips_robotics.html

     

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    TLapworth93

    that's pretty cool. i didn't realise to what extent this technology was at. but it seems to be excelling at a considerable rate. i like some of the names of them though (being a Sci-Fi fan) like the Japanese suit called Hybrid Assisstive Limb, abbreviated to HAL. or the one being tested for the clean up of Fukushima made by Cyberdyne. the real problem with it however. just like pretty much all new technological advancements. is the fact it will be somehow weaponised. Kinda spoils it all really.

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    Ian2

    @TLapworth93: Can't see the Cyberdyne ever being weaponised myself ...

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    TLapworth93

    @Ian2:well, not so much weaponised as made into a heavy armor of some sorts. obviously the physical weapon would be a detached piece. what i meant was adapted for military purposes.

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    Ian2

    But now that you mention it ...

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