Sci-Fi Robots May Rule Us Soon
A company in Japan has created the most advanced robotic exoskeleton the world has ever seen. This would be cause for celebration if that company hadn’t chosen to name themselves “Cyberdyne.”
Most Arnold Schwarzenegger fans know Cyberdyne as the name of the evil artificial intelligence company from the film The Terminator. In the James Cameron-directed series, Cyberdyne creates an army of robots that enslave mankind…
The company notes that the name is a coincidence and comprised of two words: Cybernics, a related academic field, and -dyne, from the Greek word for “power.” We have to take them at their word, although it’s still disturbing that the name of their exoskeleton is also a reference to a sci-fi villain.
The Hybrid Assisted Limb, the company’s exo-suit, is more commonly referred to as HAL. Yes, the same name as the evil artificial intelligence that tried to kill the entire flight crew in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
You can suit up in a Cyberdyne exoskeleton if you like, just don’t say we didn’t warn you…
Learn more about Cyberdyne and and its exoskeleton competitors in this eye-opening (and amusing) video.
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