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Robot Suit “HAL” Demonstration Kicks-off in Germany

October 25, 2013

NEDO commenced, for the first time in Europe, a verification test for medical service robots using the robot suit "HAL (Hybrid Assistive Limb)" on October 18, 2013 in Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia State, Germany.
 Prior to the commencement of the test, NEDO and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the state government concluded an implementation agreement. NEDO President Kurata expressed his expectations that Japan's service robot technologies would make contributions to the further improvement of the medical services in Europe.

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    Signing ceremony (NEDO President Kurata (left) and Minister Duin of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the North Rhine-Westphalia State)
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    Medical service robots with the robot suit “HAL”