Man in Robot Suit Gives Up on Piggyback Mountain Climb


You couldn’t make it up… Bad weather forced Seiji Uchhida from being piggybacked up Mt Breithorn by physical therapist Takeshi Matsumoto wearing a HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb) robotic suit. The precise reason for these two attempting the precipitous 4,164 metre climb remains as cloudy as the top of the mountain but had they succeeded it would clearly have been a boost to the technology, which is designed to allow the wearer to lift heavy objects by responding to nerve impulses to control the motorised limbs. Go on admit it, you want one…

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