Exoskeleton might one day turn us into Superman and Wonderwoman

A Salt Lake City-based company, Sarcos, has built a robotic suit called “exoskeleton” which allows its wearer to carry massive loads without getting tired. The outfit could enable soldiers to haul heavier equipment over greater distances, allow rescue workers to carry survivors more safely, and eventually help disabled people get around. It will take years to make exoskeletons practical for widespread use, but its inventor, Stephen Jacobsen, undoubtly knows his stuff.

This robotics expert Stephen Jacobsen had previously developed devices such as the world’s leading powered prosthetic arm and the dancing fountains of the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas—all using the most advanced robotics technologies available.


From Technology Review.