Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
A robotic exoskeleton developed by Activelink, a subsidiary of the Japanese electronics giant Panasonic, promises to give ...
its wearer super-human strength. Known as the "Ninja," the PowerLoader Light is the company's second generation exosuit, modeled after the suits made famous in the movie, Aliens 2. The Ninja can lift and load three times its own weight -- around 60 kilos.
Grab video code:
A robotic exoskeleton developed by Activelink, a subsidiary of the Japanese electronics giant Panasonic, promises to give its wearer super-human strength. Known as the "Ninja," the PowerLoader Light is the company's second generation exosuit, modeled after the suits made famous in the movie, Aliens 2. The Ninja can lift and load three times its own weight -- around 60 kilos. It's chunkier predecessor, developed in 2009 for military and disaster relief work, can handle nearly four times that load. But the smaller ninja is designed for everyday use, in places like warehouses or on farms where repetitive heavy lifting is required, according to Activelink president, Hiromichi Fujimoto. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) ACTIVELINK PRESIDENT, HIROMICHI FUJIMOTO, SAYING: "At first we will likely create power loaders and powered suits that are very specific in their purpose such as assisting backs or arms or legs. Those are what we hope to put out first as our first products." The machine operates on a principal called Direct Force Feedback. A system of sensors measure the direction, rotation and force of pressure that a user applies, and translates that into movements the ninja replicates with magnified strength. Eventually the company hopes to further reduce its size. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) ACTIVELINK PRESIDENT, HIROMICHI FUJIMOTO, SAYING: "We hope to further reduce the size of the suits, and make it so that they just exist naturally. So that when looking at them from outside it looks like people working." â€¦Whether it be for factory work or transportation, Activelink is spreading the word, as it prepares to release a version of its PowerLoader for sale to the public, hopefully within three years.