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TEDxTokyo - Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai - 05/10/15 - English

Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai Professor and Roboticist The late, great Isaac Asimov would love robotics pioneer Dr. Yoshiyuki Sankai. The good doctor, who grew up reading futuristic fare such as Asimovs classic I, Robot and the comic book Cyborg 009, has merged science fiction and reality in his cyborg-inspired robot suit HAL, (HAL = Hybrid Assistive Limb). HAL reads faint bio-signals appearing on the skin when the human brain attempts to move. Dr. Sankai hopes that HAL will one day help the disabled and elderly to move freely and boost the physical capabilities of all humans. He expressly creates technologies designed to benefit humankind, refusing to design for military use and other destructive purposes. In 2004, Dr. Sankai established a venture firm called Cyberdyne Inc. through the University of Tsukuba as part of a plan to commercialize HAL. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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