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A Promising Step in Returning Bipedal Mobility

August 22, 2019

Engineers at Caltech have launched a new research initiative aimed at restoring natural and stable locomotion to individuals…
Crustacean’s life in low-oxygen water suggests there’s more than one way to survive hypoxia

June 21, 2019

A tidepool crustacean’s ability to survive oxygen deprivation though it lacks a key set of genes raises the…
Researchers study Iron Man-like exoskeletons to improve worker productivity, safety, and well-being

October 20, 2018

Over the next decade, American manufacturers are facing an industrial skills gap with projections of 2 million manufacturing…
A unique exoskeleton that helps to overcome knee problems: KineticStep

February 12, 2018

The evolution gave a human being such precious gift as legs, which move in accordance with physical properties…
Audi continues to improve workplace ergonomics and productivity with exoskeletons

December 22, 2017

Some people think that working in a car factory is an amazing experience. You get to see a…
Toyota Unveils Third Generation Humanoid Robot T-HR3

November 21, 2017

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) revealed T-HR3, the company’s third generation humanoid robot. Toyota’s latest robotics platform, designed and…
Ford is testing an exoskeleton vest to improve assembly line worker ergonomics and safety

November 11, 2017

Car factory workers often have to work overhead. You probably noticed that changing a light bulb can give…
Hyundai showcased robotic exoskeletons that will help people move in the future

March 13, 2017

While there certainly are a lot of interesting vehicles being presented at 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai decided…
Breaking through the shell

September 22, 2016

Scientists believe that hearing in fruit flies and in humans is remarkably similar at the cellular level, which…
General Motors “Power” glove to be available commercially

July 15, 2016

Automotive industry is much wider than an average car driver knows. Because of the vast technological expertise needed…
Engineer modifies robotic exoskeleton glove to help cerebral palsy diagnosis in children

June 13, 2016

It’s not often a mechanical engineer will tell you the highly complicated piece of diagnostic hardware they are…
These BioBots show some real muscle

March 10, 2016

The tiny BioBots engineered at one NSF-funded Science and Technology Center (STC) move a bit like inchworms, but…
A new-generation exoskeleton helps the paralyzed to walk

February 5, 2016

Until recently, being paralyzed from the waist down meant using a wheelchair to get around. And although daily…
Tinkerer’s paradise: Tom Sugar’s ASU lab is where exoskeletons come to life

October 5, 2015

Tom Sugar doesn’t consider himself a modern-day Iron Man, but he does marvel at how his specialty —…
Honda to start lease sales of its Walking Assist Device

July 25, 2015

Robotic solutions to treatment of various conditions have been introduced to hospitals quite some time ago. But as…
Seashell strength inspires stress tests

May 20, 2015

Mollusks got it right. They have soft innards, but their complex exteriors are engineered to protect them in harsh…
Researchers improve efficiency of human walking

April 2, 2015

Humans have evolved to be incredibly efficient at walking. In fact, simulations of human locomotion show that walking…
Audi to use chairless chairs in its plants

February 27, 2015

Audi has demonstrated that well-being of its employees are the highest priority of the company for a long…
U.S. Army evaluates DARPA’s futuristic soft exosuit

November 24, 2014

Army researchers are evaluating prototype devices developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The Defense Advanced Research…
Wearable Power: Soft Exosuits and Exoskeletons

November 5, 2014

Whether it’s a stroke, an amputated leg or arm, a spinal-cord injury the extra strength to do some…
Lightweight, Soft Exosuit Aims to Prevent Musculoskeletal Injury in Warfighters

September 17, 2014

Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering is continuing development of a lightweight, soft exosuit for DARPA’s…
New wrist-mounted device augments the human hand with two robotic fingers

July 18, 2014

Twisting a screwdriver, removing a bottle cap, and peeling a banana are just a few simple tasks that…
‘All systems go’ for a paralyzed person to kick off the World Cup

June 11, 2014

Prof. Gordon Cheng, TUM Institute for Cognitive Systems, with a prototype of CellulARSkin. (Photo: A. Heddergott / TUM)…
Demo of mind-controlled exoskeleton planned for World Cup

May 12, 2014

  The World Cup opening ceremony next month in Brazil in and of itself will be enough to…
Exoskeleton to remote-control robot – live

May 8, 2014

Visionary ‘rocket scientists’ will share their ideas on Thursday, 8 May at the TEDx RocketMinds event at ESA’s…
Bio-Inspired Robotic Device Could Aid Ankle-Foot Rehabilitation, CMU Researcher Says

January 22, 2014

A soft, wearable device that mimics the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in…
The Iron Man Suit for U.S. Military

November 19, 2013

U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) wants its operators to be protected with what it informally calls an Iron Man…
Warrior Web Closer to Making Its Performance-Improving Suit a Reality

August 28, 2013

Of the many risks dismounted Soldiers face in the field, one of the most common is injury from…
Warrior Web Prototype Takes First Steps

June 10, 2013

The Mech suit is becoming a for realsies thing.   Warrior Web seeks to create a soft, lightweight under-suit…
Put A ‘Spring’ In Your Step

June 4, 2013

Weight, hinge design, and the assistive power of a quasi-passive exoskeleton were studied at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier…
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