Exoskeletons

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 suit that …

Innovation

Personalized exoskeleton makes walking easier

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a way to tune an exoskeleton to a person's unique body structure and movements, allowing …

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 …

Robotics

Researchers optimize a powered exoskeleton to cut energy used in walking

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, …

Robotics

How A.I. Exoskeletons Could Make People Super-Human

Robotic exoskeletons have been heralded as the future of industry, physical rehabilitation, and geriatric assistance, but progress has been slow. …

Robotics

Iron Man takes his first steps - an exoskeleton that learns to walk

While we might dream of flying super-suits, in the real world, exoskeletons are being designed to enhance mobility in amputees, the elderly and …

Robotics

Exoskeletons Don't Come One-Size-Fits-All ... Yet

If humans walked like robots, engineers already would have perfected zero-effort, mechanically-assisted walking. But what about people who bounce on …

Robotics

By designing adaptable machines that learn on the fly, researchers hope to create exoskeleton systems that will help us move faster and farther.

Credit: Kirby White, Katie Poggensee, Pieter Fiers, Patrick Franks, and Steve CollinsProponents of the technological singularity theory insist that …

Robotics

Researchers develop landmark achievement in walking technology

Researchers at the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a novel design approach for exoskeletons and prosthetic limbs …

Carnegie Mellon University

One-size-fits-all exosuits don’t work: we need exo-tailoring

Exoskeletons can be incredibly useful, giving people extra strength or the ability to move freely when injured or disabled. But augmented performance comes at a cost, and users usually have to put in more effort while wearing these prosthetics. Scientists are trying to fix this: they have developed …

Robotics

Research into exoskeleton walking devices big leap forward for human-robot interactions

Scientists develop personalized robotic devices for walking that can help people with disabilities, paralysis<p>At first glance it looks like a fancy …

Robotics

[ARTICLE] Modifying upper-limb inter-joint coordination in healthy subjects by training with a robotic exoskeleton – Full Text

Background<p>The possibility to modify the usually pathological patterns of coordination of the upper-limb in stroke survivors remains a central issue …

Robotics

This new robotic suit could help millions of stroke victims walk again

ReWalk, the robotics company that received the first FDA approval to provide robotic exoskeleton suits for personal use, is developing a brand new …

Robotics

This is the only creature that looks just like solid gold – now scientists know why

Dazzling jewel scarabs are related to the scarabs worshipped in Ancient Egypt.<p>The jewel scarabs of Central America look as though they've been dipped …

Ancient Egypt

Robotic ‘exoskeleton’ lets man walk again after paralyzing fall

Five years after he fell while building a treehouse, paralyzing him from the waist down, Scot Mills stood from his chair at Carolinas Rehabilitation last Monday and took a stroll outdoors.<p>He did it while strapped to a robotic “exoskeleton,” a device named after the rigid outer covers that in nature …

Robotics

Robotics are helping paralyzed people walk again, but the price tag is enormous

Ashley Barnes was 35 years old when doctors told her she would never walk again.<p>A botched spinal procedure in 2014 paralyzed her from the waist down. The Tyler, Tex., resident had been an avid runner, clocking six miles daily when not home with her then-9-year-old autistic son, whom she raised …

Robotics

Robotics are helping paralyzed people walk again, but the price tag is huge

Ashley Barnes was 35 years old when doctors told her she would never walk again.<p>A botched spinal procedure in 2014 paralyzed her from the waist down. The Tyler, Tex., resident had been an avid runner, clocking six miles daily when not home with her then-9-year-old autistic son, whom she raised …

Appalachian Trail

This "wearable exoskeleton" might make humans better at running

Scientists invented a robotic suit that may actually improve humans' running performance.<p>The "exosuit," also called a "wearable exoskeleton," helps …

Robotics

New exoskeleton stops elderly from falling over

Researchers at Scuola Sant’Anna in Italy and EPFL in Switzerland have developed a very unique type of exoskeleton: Instead of granting the user Iron Man-like super strength, their exoskeleton stops elderly people from falling over. This might sound like a somewhat trivial super power to grant, but …

Technology

EduExo: A robotic exoskeletons for everyone

For decades robotic exoskeletons were the subject of science fiction novels and movies. But in recent years, exoskeleton technology has made huge …

Robotics

Brain implant allows paralyzed people to control an exoskeleton with their mind

Why it matters to you<p>Brain-computer interfaces are making our childhood dreams of mind control come true.<p>A new device could let paralyzed people …

The Brain

A Tiny New Implant Could Let You Control an Exoskeleton With Your Mind

Mind Over Matter<p>Science and innovation have come a long way in aiding people with physical disabilities, including those suffering from total or …

Breakthroughs

Exoskeleton Aims to Prevent Falls for Seniors

When we think of exoskeletons, we tend to think along comic book lines: mechanical suits bestowing superhero strength upon the villain. But perhaps …

Smart exoskeleton anticipates falls to keep the elderly on their feet

Most exoskeleton technology is focused on either giving soldiers or workers superhero-like strength and endurance for carrying heavy equipment, or …

Robotics

Powered exoskeleton helps those with limited mobility maintain their balance

Why it matters to you<p>This lightweight exoskeleton could save wearers from bone-breaking falls.<p>A powered exoskeleton connected to the waist, and …

Robotics

Lowe's Is Building an Exoskeleton to Help Its Workers Lift Heavy Stuff

The exosuit has no motors or fancy software, but it could prevent thousands of workplace injuries per year.<p>The most common workplace injuries happen when trying to lift or move heavy things. Warehouse workers are some of the most at-risk, which is why Lowe's is developing a basic exoskeleton that …

Robotics

ICYMI: Skydiving from drones while Lowe's exoskeleton does heavy lifting

Today on In Case You Missed It: Latvian UAV company, Aerones, which specializes in heavy-lift drones, has made publicity stunts an annual tradition and this year is no different. They perched a man atop a 330 meter electrical tower, then sent their 28-rotor drone up to pick him up, then release him …

Drones

Exoskeletons may be coming to a hardware store near you

As anyone who has stocked shelves in a big-box retail store knows, there's a lot of squatting and heavy lifting involved – injuries can and do occur. …

Virginia Tech

Lowe’s wants to turn its workers into superhumans

If you can’t beat them, join them.<p>As the threat of robots replacing human employees becomes more and more real, one company decided to just make …

Robotics