@Tulkas: Thanks for the post! Some more details below:
Honda's robotic exoskeleton
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Honda Motor Corporation has unveiled an exoskeleton composed of two legs and a seat which fits between the wearer's legs like a mini saddle. This novel design allows the exoskeleton to be used simply by stepping into a pair of shoes and lifting the seat into position. It is also very lightweight, only about 6.5 kg.
According to Honda a full battery charge can provide additional leg and body support for 2 hours. The device is designed for people who are capable of walking and maneuvering on their own, but who can benefit from additional leg and body support while performing tasks. The exoskeleton is still in an experimental stage and will now be tested in real-world conditions to evaluate its effectiveness.