Cyberdyne Inc.

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Company headquarters in Tsukuba

Cyberdyne is a Japanese robotics and technology company most noted for the marketing and distribution of the HAL 5 robotic exoskeleton suit.[1]

History[edit]

Cyberdyne was founded on June 24, 2004, by Yoshiyuki Sankai, a professor at the University of Tsukuba.[2] as a venture company to develop his ideas for an exoskeleton suit.

The name is the same as a fictional company from the Terminator film series, which also produces robots. The name, however, is not intentionally a reference, but from the new academic fields of "Cybernetics",[3] and the suffix "-dyne", referring to power.[4]

In early 2009, Cyberdyne attracted international media attention with the announcement that it will be marketing and distributing the HAL 5 (Hybrid Assistive Limb) powered exoskeleton,[5] which they claim augments body movement and increases user strength by up to ten times.[6] As of February 2013, Cyberdyne has leased 330 HAL suits to 150 facilities across Japan, and HAL has been given a global safety certification that should allow it to be distributed outside Japan.[7]

In 2017 March, Abdul Latif Jameel of Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cyberdyne Inc. in order to assist the victims of traumatic Spinal injuries in Saudi Arabia. [8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Science & Technology News – Space, Gaming, Computer News | NBC News". Tech.msn.com. Archived from the original on 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  2. ^ "Corporate Profile - CYBERDYNE". Cyberdyne.jp. 2004-06-24. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  3. ^ "I'm sure you have come across some difficulties?". Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  4. ^ http://www.jsme.or.jp/mechalife/jp/student/interview/1003-1.pdf
  5. ^ "What's "HAL" (Hybrid Assistive Limb®)? - CYBERDYNE". Cyberdyne.jp. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  6. ^ "Ironman Body Suit". Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  7. ^ Japan robot suit gets global safety certificate
  8. ^ "Abdul Latif Jameel to bring revolutionary spinal treatment technology to Kingdom". Saudigazette. 2017-03-16. Retrieved 2017-09-15. 
  9. ^ "Abdul Latif Jameel to bring latest spinal injuries treatment to KSA". Arab News. 2017-03-18. Retrieved 2017-09-15. 

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