Inspired by the Science and Entertainment Exchange program of the National Academy of Sciences, we are challenging students to explore how science is portrayed in movies, TV, and games.
Winners will be honored in a special festival EXPO Awards show in Washington, DC during the weekend of April 26-27, 2014.
The contest officially opens for entries on Nov. 1, 2013 and closes Mar. 21, 2014.
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.