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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Power Loading and Exoskeletons

Ripley taking on the Alien Mama
Remember Ripley vs. the Alien? What a great battle!  Recent movies such as Iron Man and Elysium feature robotic exoskeletons with advanced power loading capabiities. Companies such as Lockheed Martin ( HULC) and Raytheon (Sarcos) have developed working power loading exoskeletons for military applications, and Panasonic has a couple Power Loader products in the works for commercial use. So how do they work? Discover how sensors, chips, actuators, and controllers come together to make these super-human, alien butt-kicking machines a reality.

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