News tagged with exoskeletons

Shedding light on how humans walk... with robots

Learning how to walk is difficult for toddlers to master; it's even harder for adults who are recovering from a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other condition, requiring months of intensive, often frustrating physical ...

dateMay 24, 2017 in Robotics
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Exoskeleton helps soldiers carry heavy gear

Their demanding missions often require soldiers to carry heavy equipment packs long distances over rough terrain, or up and down stairs and underground infrastructure in urban environments. Exhaustion and injury are frequently ...

dateMay 17, 2017 in Engineering
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'Knitted muscles' provide power

Researchers have coated normal fabric with an electroactive material, and in this way given it the ability to actuate in the same way as muscle fibres. The technology opens new opportunities to design "textile muscles" that ...

dateJan 25, 2017 in Engineering
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