Seven Robots That Will Change Your Pathetic Life
This week Forbes had a nice write-up of seven robots that are as great as the maid from The Jetsons mechanically fused with Bruce Willis, Die Hard version. Highlighted robots range from a set of mechanical arms used in prostate surgery (Doc Oc), to a robogecko that climbs windows (insurance mascot).
My favorite? Yoshiyuki Sankai's HAL (Hybrid Assisted Limb) that will rent at $1,000/month. Sure, we've seen this supersuit before; it's the drama we like. Sankai is standing there tough, in complete defiance to his hair. Meanwhile, a possibly malnourished wimp celebrates by his side, awakened by his new superpowers. I'm actually tearing up a little here - this is what it's all about.