On Monday, three people were seen walking through the Tokyo streets to a robotics convention......with robot legs!
Here's how the article describes the scene:
Two men and a woman, wearing what looked like white plastic exoskeletons over black outfits, were testing -- at a pace of 1.8 kilometres (1.1 miles) an hour -- robotic suits designed to give mobility to the injured and disabled.
Look, I'm all for helping give mobility to the injured and/or the disabled. But that's how these things start. First of all, you know what these robotic legs are called? They're called a Hybrid Assistive Limb, or, you guessed it, HAL, for short. They named this after the most notable and well-spoken artificially intelligent villain in film history. But what do you expect from a company called Cyberdyne. Yep, the Japanese company is called Cyberdyne. Sound familiar? They also made this:
They named their frickin' company after the one that made the Terminators! And they make robots!!! Tempting fate. Tempting fate.
By the way, a robotics convention? That place would scare me more than a spider convention. Who attends a robotics convention, anyway?