Cyberdyne announced that they will start mass producing the HAL-5 , a Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) for “walking assistance and rehabilitation, nursing, factory work and disaster relief.” This robot suit allows anyone who wears it, the potential to lift up to 10-times the weight they normally could. Production will be limited to just 20-units next year and 400-500 units in 2008. Video after the jump.

While the idea of having your own personal strength-boosting Halloween costume might sound appealing, you’ll have to pony up an estimated “¥5 million ($42,273) – ¥7 million ($59,182)” to purchase one, or ¥70,000 ($592) per month to rent

[via engadget]

Cyberdyne announced that they will start mass producing the HAL-5 , a Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) for “walking assistance and rehabilitation, nursing, factory work and disaster relief.” This robot suit allows anyone who wears it, the potential to lift up to 10-times the weight they normally could. Production will be limited to just 20-units next year and 400-500 units in 2008. Video after the jump.

While the idea of having your own personal strength-boosting Halloween costume might sound appealing, you’ll have to pony up an estimated “¥5 million ($42,273) – ¥7 million ($59,182)” to purchase one, or ¥70,000 ($592) per month to rent

[via engadget]