Exoskeletons

MHD wraps its latest timepiece in a four-piece stainless steel exoskeleton

MHD is looking to the future of British cars with a timepiece that was designed in collaboration with British electric car company, Alcraft Motor …

For Men

Primer Origami Robots

LinkEngineers from MIT’s CSAIL are showing off a fascinating new robot which can walk, roll, sail, and glide, by “wearing” tiny exoskeleton outfits …

Origami

This tiny, shape-shifter robot can shed its exoskeleton to become whatever you need

While humans need the right tools for the right job, some robots simply need the right outfit to roll, carry, push, and even glide.<p>Primer, a tiny …

Robotics

This New Robot Can Fly, Race and Swim Like A Bug With Its Special Exoskeletons

Insects know it well: Exoskeletons are awesome defense mechanisms. Shell-like outer layers protect crabs as they scuttle across the sand, provide cockroaches with rigid, flexible casings that are tough to crack, and make grasshoppers nimble, quick jumpers.<p>But researchers at Massachusetts Institute …

Robotics

A Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

Richard Andersen has received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Frontier program to develop a brain-machine interface that could …

Robotics

This Robot Technology Is Helping Children With Cerebral Palsy Walk Upright

Cerebral palsy is the leading cause of childhood disability in the United States, affecting about 3.3 children per 1,000 births. The neurological …

Robotics

Strike Industries Reflex Exoskeleton Protective Mount

It’s time for your weekly Strike Industries post, this time around we’ll be discussing their new Reflex Exoskeleton Protective Mount. As the name …

This Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Kids With Cerebral Palsy Walk Upright

At the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, children with cerebral palsy are donning exoskeletons to help them …

Robotics

Alexa paired with exoskeleton could bring fresh step in mobility

"<i>Alexa, I'm ready to stand" or "Alexa, I'm ready to walk."</i> What a meaningful type of command those could be for the people who are hampered by lack …

Amazon's Alexa can be used to voice control this exoskeleton

For most of us, virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa are time- and effort-saving technologies for when we are too lazy to get up and find a …

Amazon

How a Paraplegic User Commands This Exoskeleton: "Alexa, I'm Ready to Walk"

An exoskeleton from Bionik Labs now uses Amazon Echo's voice-control system Photo: Bionik MediaFor a person who’s been navigating the world in a …

Automation

Amazon's Alexa can now steer exoskeletons

Exoskeletons don't come cheap and they're not one size fits all, making them a daunting prospect for the average buyer. But, some companies are working towards changing that. In December, Hyundai promised to make the suits cheaper. And, researchers are using machine learning to make them more …

Amazon Echo

Amazon's Alexa Helps This Exoskeleton Respond to Spoken Instructions

“Alexa, Let’s Stand Up”<p>Canadian robotics company Bionik Laboratories has demonstrated a prototype of its Arke lower-body exoskeleton that can be …

Amazon

The Hackaday Prize: Exoskeletons for the Masses

While medical facilities continue to improve worldwide, access to expensive treatments still eludes a vast amount of people. Especially when it comes …

Open Source Movement

This exoskeleton can be controlled using Amazon’s Alexa

‘Alexa, let’s go for a walk’<p>Amazon’s Alexa is available on a lot of devices, from lamps to alarm clocks to fridges. But robotics company Bionik Laboratories says it’s the first to add the digital assistant to a powered exoskeleton. The company has integrated Alexa with its lower-body Arke …

Technology (India)

Robotic Exoskeleton Adapts While It's Worn

The decades-old pursuit of bulky, much-hyped Iron Man–like “exosuits” could give way to minimalist technologies more in sync with the human body

Robotics

Children benefit from exoskeleton made on Sinterit desktop SLS 3D printer

In partnership with 3D printer manufacturer Sinterit, designer Bartłomiej Gaczorek has designed a custom fitting exoskeleton for children with SMA …

3D Printing

The key to making therapeutic robotics more efficient: a human touch

Mechanical and robotic exoskeletons hold considerable promise, both as aids to the disabled and machines to increase the lifting power of worked in …

Robotics

ReWalk Robotics establishes exoskeleton distribution in France; shares ahead 14% premarket

Thinly traded nano cap ReWalk Robotics (NASDAQ:RWLK) is up 14% premarket on average volume in response to its announcement that it has inked an …

Business

$100 Arduino Powered Assistive Exoskeleton Arm (video)

Using just $100 worth of parts Kristjan Berce has created an awesome Arduino powered assistive exoskeleton arm. The arm mechanism is controlled using …

Robotics

18 Assistive Exoskeleton Accessories - These Exoskeleton Designs Boost Mobility, Strength and More (TOPLIST)

(TrendHunter.com) These dynamic exoskeleton designs include everything from child-sized suits to wearable accessories to improve mobility in the …

Lowe's

Russia develops military exoskeleton to give soldiers superhuman capabilities

Any sci-fi flick or video game showing a futuristic battlefield is always filled with soldiers wearing advanced high-tech armor and all manner of …

Technology

ExoArm: An Arduino-powered assistive exoskeleton arm

Whether to enhance one’s abilities or to compensate for a loss of strength due to a variety of reasons, the idea of a robotic exoskeleton is an …

Arduino

Russian exoskeleton suit turns soldiers into Stormtroopers

In a bid to make its armed forces look even more intimidating, Russia has taken inspiration from science-fiction to create some futuristic-looking new combat suits. Developed by the state-owned Central Research Institute for Precision Machine Building, this very Star Wars-esque combat armor …

Long-form Journalism

The mystery behind a scorpion's glow

SCORPIONS FLUORESCE when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays, producing a bright blue -green light that emanates from a layer within their exoskeleton. …

Biology

Lowe's Goes High on Innovation

Inside a Lowe’s store in Christiansburg, Va., an employee ­easily plucks a 40-pound air conditioner from the shelf, assisted by a robotic-looking …

Trends

Smart algorithm automatically adjusts exoskeletons for best walking performance

Walk this way: Metabolic feedback and optimization algorithm automatically tweaks exoskeleton for optimal performance. (credit: Kirby Witte, Katie …

Robotics

These Robot Exoskeletons Can Adjust to The Way You Walk

Walk this way.<p>Scientists have developed special algorithms that enable body scaffolds called exoskeletons to adjust to the walk of the person wearing …

Science

Researchers optimize a powered exoskeleton to cut energy used in walking | Ars Technica

An hour on a treadmill and some clever programming make an exoskeleton efficient.<p>Exoskeletons are a common feature in the natural world. But in …

Robotics

Customizable 'Smart' Exoskeleton Learns from Your Steps

Assisted walking just got smarter. A new algorithm for an exoskeleton uses direct feedback from the wearer to customize the assistance provided, …

Science