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HAL: Hybrid Assistive Limb Based on Cybernics

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We aim to develop the Hybrid Assistive Lims (HAL) in order to enhance and upgrade the human capabilities based on the frontier science Cybernics. Cybernics is a new domain of interdisciplinary research centered on cybernetics, mechatronics, and informatics, and integrates neuroscience, robotics, systems engineering, information technology, “kansei” engineering, ergonomics, physiology, social science, law, ethics, management, economics etc. Robot Suit HAL is a cyborg type robot that can expand, augment and support physical capability. The robot suit HAL has two types of control systems such as “Cybernic Voluntary Control System” and “Cybernic Autonomous Control System”. The application fields of HAL are medical welfare, heavy work support and entertainment etc. In this paper, the outline of HAL and some of the important algorithms and recent challenges are described.


  • Robot suit
  • HAL
  • Hybrid Assistive Limb
  • Cybernics
  • Cybernoid
  • Cybernic Control
  • bioelectrical signal

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Sankai, Y. (2010). HAL: Hybrid Assistive Limb Based on Cybernics. In: Kaneko, M., Nakamura, Y. (eds) Robotics Research. Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, vol 66. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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