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Japan robot suit developer leads new startup fund for healthcare and AI

Cyberdyne to use $82m to bring synergies with its HAL device and create new markets

Cyberdyne's robotic suit makes it easier for caregivers to move patients in and out of bed.

TSUKUBA, Japan -- Cyberdyne, the developer of robot suit Hal, announced on Thursday that it has set up a fund to support tech-specialist startups.

The fund was started with five partners: Daiwa House Industry,Sompo Japan Nipponkoa, Daido Life Insurance, Mizuho Bank and its venture capital unit Mizuho Capital.

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