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Wearable Exoskeleton Robotic Suit from Raytheon

Raytheon states that the company’s second-version of exoskeleton has been chosen as one of the finest development by the Time magazine this year.

Their XOS 2 wearable robotics suit is weight-less but is robust and speedy than its previous version and consumes about 50% less current. Its innovative architecture protects it from most of the environmental hazards.

According to the company, this robotic suit will help resolving many logistics issues encountered by the military. Recurrent heavy lifting will result mainly in orthopedic injuries to the operators. The XOS 2 can thus be deployed for performing lifting operations, thereby lowering the strain as well as exertion. It also performs speedy operations. Raytheon remarked that an operator wearing this exoskeleton suit is able to execute the functions of two or three workers.

The suit is made out of an association of various sensors, actuators, structures, and controllers and is activated by intense-pressure hydraulics.This suit has been launched in September at an occasion at Raytheon’s Salt Lake City research facility.

Source: http://www.raytheon.com

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