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Paraplegic Man Kicks World Cup Opening Kick Thanks To Robotic Exoskeleton Suit

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In arguably the only respectable use of robotics, 29-year old paraplegic Juliano Pinto used a full-body robotic suit to kick the first kick at the opening ceremonies of the World Cup yesterday. The exoskeletal suit is mind-controlled, so you think, "left foot step", and the left foot steps. You think "Kick," and it kicks. You think, "Kick ass," and everyone around you dies. Thankfully that did not happen.

Keep going for a very short video of the kick, and a longer one about the suit.

Thanks to WF and Irina, who would have performed classic Charlie Brown rainbow kicks.

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  • Tom327Cat

    I am pretty sure there was no actual kick. Just a soccer ball rolling down a ramp after a machine held up by two men wiggled a little in response to brainwaves. Paraplegics may not want to hold their breath in anticipation of being able to play soccer.

  • zin

    *walks into ball* YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    You might as well have rolled into it on your wheelchair doofus.

  • Brad Walton

    I was hoping for an explosion when his foot met the ball. The people helping him would get knocked back because of the force, and a fan would end up with a soccer ball sized hole in their chest.

    The technology has a long way to go...

  • Gar531

    Nice that the video doesn't show the actual fucking kick at all. Whoever made it needs a slap.

  • edenfall

    It was more important to TV station to show a bus to get to the stadium... most of us brazilians were all excited about this kick... and none of us did see it. This kick was not even registered. (sorry my bad english)

  • Geekologie

    i just added a better one

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    Why does G Dub not have an Avatar image?

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  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Because he is a robot duh

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