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REX: 'New door has opened' with robotic exoskeleton - Channel 4 News

REX: 'New door has opened' with robotic exoskeleton - Channel 4 News | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
Channel 4 Paralympics presenter Sophie Morgan describes the thrill of walking using the Rex exoskeleton robot - and asks if one day it will change the way people relate to disability.
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Sophisticated Robotic Hand Also Doubles As A Human Exoskeleton - Forbes

Sophisticated Robotic Hand Also Doubles As A Human Exoskeleton - Forbes | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
VideoFesto's robotic ExoHand also works as a human augmentation device. It may be time to jettison the notion that robots in the future will have grippers or claws for hands.
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» , open source exo project

My solution is also open source and quite similar to yours: Rolling walker as basis, Arduino-controlled, wiper motor supports hip flexor.
The motor is attached to a plywood harness though hanging on a back-pack.
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Smart Bionic Limbs are Reengineering the Human

Smart Bionic Limbs are Reengineering the Human | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
Forget prostheses that merely resemble a human limb. Scientists are building bionic limbs with machines intelligence that can sense their environment and predict a user's intentions. Smart robotics will enhance the powers of the able-bodied, too.
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Redwood Robotics Aims to Build Next Generation of Robot Arms | Xconomy

Redwood Robotics Aims to Build Next Generation of Robot Arms | Xconomy | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
After a year in the planning stages, a new Bay Area startup called Redwood Robotics has revealed its plans to build inexpensive arms for personal service.
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ExoHand Assistance System from Festo Corporation

ExoHand Assistance System from Festo Corporation | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

THIS. IS. COOL The ExoHand is an exoskeleton that is individually adapted to the human hand. The fingers can be actively moved and their strength amplified.

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Paralyzed woman completes London Marathon in robot suit

Paralyzed woman completes London Marathon in robot suit | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
A ReWalk robotic exoskeleton allows a paraplegic woman to start and finish the London Marathon, covering the 26.2-mile course over 17 days. Read this blog post by Amanda Kooser on Crave.
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Paralyzed Woman Walks Again Using Robot Exoskeleton

Paralyzed Woman Walks Again Using Robot Exoskeleton | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
Los Angeles County’s hospital of miracles, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center in Downey, CA, has acquired two exoskeleton robot devices that will enable patients with lower-limb paralys (Just posted a new iReport: "Paralyzed Woman Walks...
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Robotics expo aims to prove Philly more than cheesesteaks, sports — NewsWorks

Robotics expo aims to prove Philly more than cheesesteaks, sports — NewsWorks | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
The Philadelphia Robotics Expo was held at sponsor Drexel University s Bossone Research Center as part of Technically Philly s Tech Week   Visitors including students from area schools were (Robotics expo aims to prove Philly more than cheesesteaks,...
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DARPA's 'Avatar project' aims to give soldiers surrogate robots, make James Cameron proud

DARPA's 'Avatar project' aims to give soldiers surrogate robots, make James Cameron proud | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
In a fevered mash up of blockbuster films directed by James Cameron, DARPA is looking to put soldier controlled bi-pedal robots on the battlefield.
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Video: The dawning age of personal robotics - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Video: The dawning age of personal robotics - San Francisco Chronicle (blog) | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Video: The dawning age of personal roboticsSan Francisco Chronicle (blog)“We're at the point in personal robotics today that we were with personal computers in the late 1970s, early 80s.” So says Ryan Calo, director of...
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HowStuffWorks "How Exoskeletons Will Work"

HowStuffWorks "How Exoskeletons Will Work" | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
Exoskeletons will allow soldiers to run faster, carry heavier weapons and leap over large obstacles. Learn how these robotic suits will work.
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X-Ar Exoskeleton Arm Support - available online @ RobotShop

X-Ar Exoskeleton Arm Support - available online @ RobotShop | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
X-Ar Exoskeleton Arm Support (Right) and other robot products. At RobotShop, you will find everything about robotics.
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Kickstart mechanical orthosis puts a spring in your step, no batteries required

Kickstart mechanical orthosis puts a spring in your step, no batteries required | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
The Kickstart is a wearable mechanical device that uses kinetic energy generated when walking to help improve the gait of people who have difficulty walking.
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Plexxi, iWalk, DynamicOps, and More from the Boston Deals Roundup | Xconomy

Plexxi, iWalk, DynamicOps, and More from the Boston Deals Roundup | Xconomy | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

—iWalk raised $3.1 million in a debt-based financing from nine investors, an SEC filing shows. The Bedford, MA-based company, which is developing a powered prosthetic foot and ankle, raised $15 million in a Series C financing in January 2011.

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Improved Vacuum Assist Climber

A group of Utah State University mechanical and aerospace engineering students pulled out their best superhero tricks, using engineering principals, some basic math and a lot of ingenuity, to design a system for special operations force personnel...
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HULC Exoskeleton a Revolution in Rapid Deployment Forces and Mobile Mechanized Infantry

HULC Exoskeleton a Revolution in Rapid Deployment Forces and Mobile Mechanized Infantry | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

The HULC can assist speed marching at up to 7 mph reduces this somewhat; a battery-draining "burst" at 10mph is the maximum speed

A soldier with a pack would normally go at 3 mph maximum and cover 10-12 miles in a day. Exoskeleton Soldiers could also carry lightweight foldable electric scooters on their exoskeleton that would enable 60-100 mph on roads. If the bike had motocross like capabilities it could still go about 30-60 mph on rougher terrain.

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Combat Exoskeleton Marches Toward Afghanistan Deployment

Combat Exoskeleton Marches Toward Afghanistan Deployment | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

Because inside of the year, an improved version of this combat exoskeleton could be headed to Afghanistan for combat trials. That’s right: cyborg soldiers might, might just be months away from becoming a front-line reality.

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Rex Exo-Skeleton by Rex Bionics

Rex Exo-Skeleton by Rex Bionics | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
The Rex allows wheel-chair users to walk. Made in New Zealand. www.rexbionics.com - Check out thefancy.com to discover amazing stuff just like this. Collect the things you love and unlock crazy good deals - membership is free!
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Exoskeleton hand gives you robo-powered fingers

Exoskeleton hand gives you robo-powered fingers | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
Festo's prototype robo-hand can operate machine manipulators from afar, and could help stroke victims regain use of their hands. Read this blog post by Tim Hornyak on Cutting Edge.
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Wearable muscle suit makes heavy lifting a cinch - tech - 23 April 2012 - New Scientist

Wearable muscle suit makes heavy lifting a cinch - tech - 23 April 2012 - New Scientist | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it

This one goes with pneumatics...(ts)

 

A lightweight exoskeleton will allow the elderly to move around more easily.

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Ekso's Exoskeletons Let Paraplegics Walk, Will Anyone Actually Wear One?

Ekso's Exoskeletons Let Paraplegics Walk, Will Anyone Actually Wear One? | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
Ekso Bionics builds robotic exoskeletons that can help paraplegics leave their wheelchairs. All CEO Eythor Bender has to do is create a market for a product that no one knew they wanted.
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Army Orders 1100 Recon Scout XT Robots From ReconRobotics - MarketWatch (press release)

Army Orders 1100 Recon Scout XT Robots From ReconRoboticsMarketWatch (press release)"Although these 1.2-lb robots are exceptionally small, they will play a big role in providing our warfighters with increased situational awareness and standoff distance...
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Ekso Bionics Delivers First "Ekso" Exoskeleton

Ekso Bionics Delivers First "Ekso" Exoskeleton | Exoskeleton Systems | Scoop.it
BERKELEY, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2012) - Ekso Bionics today announced that the first commercial unit of its Ekso exoskeleton was delivered yesterday, on February 14, to Craig Hospital in Denver.
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VI-Bot Final Active Exoskeleton

This video shows a telemanipulation scenario with the final VI-Bot active exoskeleton. The project VI-Bot takes into account and evolves the current state of the art of telerobotics.
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