Ostensibly, the suitX MAX looks like something out of a futuristic science-fiction film -- a powerful mechanic suit that increases one's strength and agility. In reality, the suitX MAX isn't far off from that imagining, although the tool's purpose is somewhat more pragmatic in scope.
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Ever wanted strap yourself into a robot exoskeleton and gain extraordinary powers? The SuitX MAX, a three-part exoskeleton launched Wednesday, promises to do just that.
suitX's Modular Agile eXoskeleton (MAX) is made up of three exoskeletons called backX, shoulderX, and legX that can be worn independently or in any combination depending on the need.
suitX, a robotics company out of University of California, Berkeley's Human Engineering Lab, launched an exoskeleton that can help people walk again earlier this year.