Japanese Robotic Exoskeleton: Awesome, Yet Darkly Ironic
There's little doubt that this amazing exoskeletal robot is the future of assisted (and amplified) human mobility. It's terrific and I hope to see it commercialized soon. However, the fact that the suit (HAL) is named after a psychotic computer intelligence driven to murder in 2001 while the company (Cyberdyne) is named after the group responsible for Skynet, the nuclear-war-starting AI from The Terminator. Wonderful. Can't wait to see what their next product gets named. The WOPR?