Agriculture robot by Shigeki Toyama

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The Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology has developed an agriculture robot suit designed specifically to help out with tough agricultural work like pulling radishes because about 40 percent of agricultural workers in Japan are aged 65 or over. 100 of the suits were sold, it would be possible to lower the price to about 300,000 yen per suit. Shigeki Toyama, a professor in robotics who developed the suit, said it can be used by anyone.

“Anyone can use it without a drop in work efficiency,” he said. “I want to increase the types of work in which it can help.”

 

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