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Wearable robotic worker unveiled

Published: 3:54PM Saturday November 08, 2008 Source: ONE News

Honda has unveiled a walking assist machine, which has leg-like frames and shoes.

The robot legs support bodyweight, for going up or down stairs.

Honda Motor, a pioneer of humanoid robots, says its new machine is being aimed at the elderly and factory workers.

The device is the latest addition to walking technology by Honda after revealing ASIMO in 2000, which was the world's first two-legged walking robot.

The walking assist machine consists of a saddle, leg like frames and shoes and can reduce the load on users' legs while walking, climbing or descending stairs.

Honda says the machine is still in its experimental stage though.