Industrial exoskeletons fortify frail flesh and bone with steel frames and actuators, augmenting humans to the point where the advantages of a robotic workforce aren’t so clear. And now there’s one that’s as affordable as it is easy to move in.
Robotics startup suitX is turning human laborers into bionic workers with a new modular, full-body exoskeleton that will help reduce the number of on-the-job injuries.
The future world could look very different if all of these technologies become a reality.
A company called suitX has created a mobility exoskeleton that’s designed for disabled users.
Artificial Intelligence hasn’t taken over the labor market, yet. It’s in unstructured workspaces where human laborers will continue to thrive, explained Dr. Homayoon Karerooni, founder and CEO of suiX.
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Modular Exoskeleton Aims to Reduce Workplace Injuries
SuitX, a robotics company based out of Berkeley’s Human Engineering Lab, has launched a new exoskeleton, the Max, that aims to augment human capabilities while at the same time protecting users from common workplace injuries.
Earlier this year, California-based suitX announced what it claimed was the world's most affordable mobility exoskeleton, the Phoenix. Designed for disabled users, it utilizes motors to move their legs for them.
SuitX, the company behind a medical exoskeleton called Phoenix, has just announced a new modular option called MAX, or the Modular Agile Exoskeleton.