Yoshiyuki Sankai

Venture company in Tsukuba plans city of robots
A conceptual map of Cybernic City (Provided by Cyberdyne Inc.)
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--A start-up firm here is planning to construct a futuristic “city of robots” that relies on robotic and cybernetic technologies to assist with...
'Robot Suit HAL' gets nod as medical device to help patients walk
Yoshiyuki Sankai, a professor of engineering at the University of Tsukuba, explains the “Robot Suit HAL” in a news conference held in the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Tokyo on Nov. 25. (Takahiro Takenouchi)
The health ministry has certified “Robot Suit HAL” as a medical device to help patients with intractable diseases regain mobility in their legs.
Japanese robotics maker makes debut on Tokyo Stock Exchange
Cyberdyne Inc. officials show off its wearable robot HAL at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo’s Chuo Ward on March 26 after the company was listed on the Mothers market. (Satoru Sekiguchi)
A manufacturer of a wearable robotic exoskeleton to support people with decreased limb functions made its debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Mothers market for emerging...
Japanese medical robotic suit certified in Europe
Yoshiyuki Sankai, a University of Tsukuba professor and president of Cyberdyne Inc., left, demonstrates the “Robot Suit HAL” in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Aug. 5. (Shiro Nishihata)
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--A robotic suit designed for the rehabilitation of patients having difficulty walking due to stroke and spinal cord damage has been certified in...
Hospitals to test robot suit to help patients walk
A patient tries walking while wearing Robot Suit HAL in Niigata National Hospital in Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture. (Provided by Takashi Nakajima, a medical doctor at the hospital)
Ten Japanese hospitals in March will conduct the world’s first clinical tests of a cyborg-type suit designed for the rehabilitation of patients suffering from intractable...
For the ultimate in TLC, how about a robot?
Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai demonstrates the HAL robot suit in Kyoto in 2007. (Shinobu Igasaki)
Who would you prefer to care for you in your old age?
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