Exoskeleton for farmers

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21 Responses to “Exoskeleton for farmers”

  1. Cherrita says:

    I don´t understand.
    Probably it is because I am nor aging farmer.
    I am farmer and I don´t understand.

  2. Idle Tuesday says:

    I’m not a farmer.
    I’m not that old (40).
    But hot damn, I want one of these bad boys.

    PS, Comment #13 almost made me snorf my tea (ouch, and it’s hot!).

  3. Strange Quark Star says:

    But I thought the Japanese Agriculture Mininstry was not in charge of Gundam.

  4. Sam says:

    Tyj for the Japanese. Though I’ve seen this before somewhere. Oh yeah, for helping soldiers huge load boxes of bullets to kill people with.

  5. Takuan says:

    you mean General Electric’s Hardiman?

    http://davidszondy.com/future/robot/hardiman.htm

  6. Antinous says:

    I’d rather have Ripley’s loader.

  7. EdT. says:

    “It’s the wrong trousers Gromit, and they’ve gone wrong!”

    Black and white chicken wanted for questioning…

  8. catcubed says:

    It’d be cheaper and easier to just hire an illegal immigrant.

  9. Patrick Austin says:

    Given how far in debt most American farmers are, this is great. It’ll help keep them working on paying off those loans well into their 80′s. Yay, technology!

  10. Takuan says:

    in Japan? All foreigners are illegal.

  11. Teresa Nielsen Hayden / Moderator says:

    You’re all young, right? This is brilliant. This is exactly what I’ve been waiting and hoping for. I want one. I want it I want it I want it.

  12. Takuan says:

    Very well Cadet Teresa, we’ll have you fighting Bugs in no time.

  13. Stefan Jones says:

    Urban gardeners are always fighting bugs, Takuan.

    But now she can hurl them into the Gowanus Canal.

  14. stratosfyr says:

    I hope they export these things. For $2000?

    After what I went through to move my washer and dryer just a few feet so I could fix the floor… and then seeing the poor delivery guys actually carrying washers and dryers up and down the stairs… Clearly this is a must for everyone.

  15. Crash says:

    Teresa, you’ve made me realize something. I had always assumed that what people would want, as they grew older and less mobile, is robots to do things for them — tend the garden, clean the house, haul in the groceries. Just now I have flashed on to how awful that would really be, and how much more we need mechanicals that help us do things for ourselves, even if they would superficially seem menial and tedious.

  16. Jeff says:

    We maked you a robot,
    but it eated you.

    Poor ol’ farmer.

  17. Umbriel says:

    And if some young punk harasses her while she’s gardening, she can also throw them into the Gowanus Canal.

  18. dculberson says:

    Granny goes nuts with her exoskeleton:

    Get on my lawn! I dare you! I double dare you!! Step on my lawn one more g-d time!

  19. Kickyfast says:

    Hmm, what interesting permutations pervasive cultural xenophobia provides!

  20. MarlboroTestMonkey7 says:

    Coupled with a BFG, I’d would lay waste to this level.

  21. DGHilton says:

    Soon, very soon, the organic host won’t even be required. And the next one will be from Toyota (and you’ll just have to plug it it, like this hybrid):

    http://www.hiltonjapan.com/2008/01/toyotas-plug-in-hybrid-due-by-2010.html

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