After years of tinkering and military adventures, the first exoskeleton suits are finally walking out of the lab and into the market.
"The timber cutters and construction workers I worked with just loved the MAX suit," says a workplace injury-prevention specialist who recently field-tested the device. "Right away you could see they all felt like superheroes."
"The workers liked it even more on the job site. "
Augment our bodies.
As robust as we are in mind, humans are desperately delicate in body. We’re fleshy, fragile things, prone to break and tear under pressure. Robots, on the other hand, are rugged, and capable of tackling strenuous tasks with relative ease.
In honor of Thomas Edison’s 170th birthday, the Edison Awards Steering Committee is honored to announce the 2017 Edison Awards Finalists—the products, services and solutions that represent the best in innovation.
“The sheer pace of innovation is accelerating in virtually every industry as new technology allows corporations and other organizations to rethink how they approach and solve real problems that affect the way we work, love and play,” said Maria Jimenez, chief operating officer of the Business Int
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.