March of the exoskeletons

Published in Horizon, 30 Nov 2015

Body-enhancing robotic exoskeletons will soon be stepping out of movies such as Alien, Avatar and Edge of Tomorrow and into homes, clinics and workplaces across Europe.

The wearable technology uses electric motors and springs to augment the strength and balance of the human body. It has long been the subject of military research, but now engineers believe the technology is advanced enough to find much broader appeal.

‘We’re getting sufficient power for sufficiently low weight,’ said Dr Jan Veneman, a roboticist at Tecnalia Research and Innovation in Donostia, Spain. […]

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