Thursday, December 16, 2004

Wearable robots and Roujin Z 

When I saw this article on wearable robots and exoskelatons in Japan, I couldn't help but think of the anime Roujin Z.

Something they talk about in the article is that these devices would primarily be used by the elderly and that those people would be the most resistant to the new technology. In Roujin Z, a elderly man is used as a guinea pig for a new technology-laden bed. I really enjoyed the movie when I saw it on Sci-Fi Channel ages ago. As this review says, it is a nice mix of social commentary and quirky humor. Something to check out if you're looking for anime a bit off the beaten path.

[Via Shane]

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