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Posted 10 February 2018 - 02:34 PM



Posted 09 February 2018 - 09:06 PM



A bionic a doodle do?




Yeah, you had to go there didn't you.






Posted 09 February 2018 - 08:55 PM

Six thousand or sixty thousand?



Posted 09 February 2018 - 08:42 PM

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:22 PM

Guinness Book of World Records 2018

Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:03 PM

The Wearable Robotics Association Innovation Challenge
For the third year in a row, the Wearable Robotics Association will host its Innovation Challenge, providing anyone from solo developers to small companies with the opportunity to show their prototypes and ideas in front of the movers and shakers of the exoskeleton industry!  The top finalists will be provided with display space and in what was a great success last year, present a five-minute lightning pitch in the main conference hall.  The Wearable Robotics Association (WearRA) Innovation Challenge 2018 will be held during WearRAcon2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona, March 21-23, 2018.

Ghostly Machines

Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:15 PM

Global Military Exoskeleton Market to Grow at a CAGR of Over 65% Through 2021, Reports Technavio 
Need for integrated soldier suits
With the evolving warfare mechanisms, most of the countries across the globe have developed or are developing exoskeleton suits or body armor for their armed forces. Although there have been innovations and developments attached with these military wearables, their basic functionality includes the provision of added strength, efficiency, and combat capabilities to the armed troops. The modern-day soldiers are equipped with radios, night vision equipment, GPS, and computers in their uniforms that provide real-time positioning data, which assist the troops with satellite imagery of the battlefield. Thus, there is a growing demand for integrated smart weapons and lightweight full body armors.
“The introduction of such wearables can enhance the soldiers' performance manifold and reduce the scope of injuries or exhaustion. Owing to this, the US DoD, UK MoD, DGA, as well as the defense authorities of other countries, extensively invest in wearable systems for their warfighters in the modern network-centric battlefield,” says Moutushi Saha, a lead analyst at Technavio for defense research.
Focus on enhancing soldier combat capabilities
With the global increase in peacekeeping and anti-extremist missions, there has been a simultaneous surge in the development of advanced military wearables and exoskeleton systems. These military exoskeletons are equipped with communication systems, computers, helmets, lethal assault rifles, modular gear, navigation gadgets, and upgraded weapon sights, which transform the common soldiers into high-tech warriors. They provide the soldiers with higher adaptability and maneuverability, which makes them more efficient.
Apart from increasing the strengths and endurance limits of the soldiers, these systems also help in improving their load-lifting capabilities, which is crucial in military operations. These systems also employ the use of commercial off-the-shelf technologies such as activity trackers, health monitors, smart glasses, and smart watches.
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Exoskeleton Market 2018-2025: Increasing Global Industry Demand from Healthcare Sector for Robotic Rehabilitation
Exoskeleton Market Component (Hardware {Sensors, Actuator, Power Source, Control System/Controller, Others}, Software), Mobility (Stationary, Mobile), Type (Powered, Passive), Body Part (Lower Extremities, Upper Extremities, Full Body) Global Industry, Research Trends and Forecast to 2025
The Global Exoskeleton Market accounted to USD 112.6 million in 2017 growing at a CAGR of xx% during the forecast period of 2018 to 2025. The upcoming market report contains data for historic years 2016, the base year of calculation is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2025.
Also the Global Exoskeleton Market Component (Hardware {Sensors, Actuator, Power Source, Control System/Controller, Others}, Software), Mobility (Stationary, Mobile), Type (Powered, Passive), Body Part (Lower Extremities, Upper Extremities, Full Body), End-Users (Healthcare, Defense, Industrial, Others), Geography – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2025.
Exoskeleton is a structural frame that is worn by a human operator. The frame forms a human autonomy, depending on which body parts are actuated or powered by exoskeleton devices. Numerous exoskeletons are available for humans for the full body, upper extremities, and lower extremities.
Market Segmentation: Global Exoskeleton Market
By component the global exoskeleton market is segmented into hardware, and software.
Hardware segment is further sub-segmented into sensors, actuator, power source, control system/controller, and others. Sensors segment is further sub-segmented into microphone, accelerometer, tilt sensor, gyroscope, position sensor, force/torque sensor, and others. Actuator segment is further sub-segmented into electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and piezoelectric.
By mobility the global exoskeleton market is segmented into stationary, and mobile.
By type the global exoskeleton market is segmented into powered, and passive.
By body part the exoskeleton market is segmented into lower extremities, upper extremities, and full body.
By end-users the global exoskeleton market is segmented into healthcare, defense, industrial, and others.
On the basis of geography, global exoskeleton market report covers data points for 28 countries across multiple geographies such as North America & South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. Some of the major countries covered in this report are U.S., Canada, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, China, India, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, and Brazil among others. In 2018, North America is expected to dominate the market.


Posted 09 February 2018 - 05:13 PM

Luv the thread idea Ghost. Exo-robotics are going to have many uses for the general public...
But, Ironman has his own plans percolating in the bat cave too!
Exosuits, robot arms and mini subs: This is the military's future The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency filled the courtyard at the Pentagon on May 11 with a variety of exhibitions at its annual DARPA Demo Day, giving the defense community and media a chance to see the next steps to maintain supremacy on the battlefield.

Ghostly Machines

Posted 09 February 2018 - 04:49 PM

Robotic Exoskeletons Are Changing Lives in Surprising Ways
Say the term ‘power suit’ and most people think of bold corporate attire. But the expression takes on new meaning when it refers to a powered “exoskeleton,” like Ellen Ripley’s power loader in "Aliens," or Iron Man’s armor from the Marvel films and comic books.
Until a few years ago, such exoskeletons — metal frameworks fitted with motorized "muscles" that can multiply the wearers’ strength far beyond that of normal humans — were entirely fictional. The only real-world exoskeletons were the natural external coverings of animals such as beetles and crabs; protective outer structures that provide a stiff frame upon which their muscles can push against to move their bodies around.
“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. “Instead of squatting, they could just sit right down into the suit; it becomes a ‘chairless chair,’” he reports. “If they’re cutting overhead branches or wiring overhead harnesses, the MAX shoulder unit takes the load; all they need do is maneuver the saw or the tools.”
The workers liked it even more on the job site. “Instead of squatting, they could just sit right down into the suit; it becomes a ‘chairless chair,’” he reports. “If they’re cutting overhead branches or wiring overhead harnesses, the MAX shoulder unit takes the load; all they need do is maneuver the saw or the tools.”
The FDA Just Approved a Robotic Exoskeleton That Augments Your Strength
Japanese robotics company Cyberdyne has officially received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to make its lower-body exoskeleton, known as Hybrid Assisted Limb or HAL, available to U.S. patients. The exoskeleton, which would be available through licensed medical facilities only, uses sensors to detect bioelectric signals sent from your brain to your muscles, which it pairs with your movement (or intended movement) in order to increase strength and stability.
HAL has been shown to be especially helpful for people with lower-limb disabilities, as many of these conditions involve a disconnect between the person’s intentions to move (the signals the brain sends) and the actual muscle movement that follows — or, more often, doesn’t follow. The exoskeleton also supports itself while being worn, meaning there’s no added weight or stress on the wearer’s body while they’re operating it.
Types And Classifications of Exoskeletons
Exoskeleton systems can be divided into many different categories, types or classifications based on a series of questions:
What body parts are actuated or powered by the wearable device? 
powered exoskeletons use batteries or electric cable connections to run sensors and actuators 
passive exoskeletons do not have any electrical power source
pseudo-passive exoskeletons have batteries, sensors, and other electronics, but they are not used to provide actuation. 
hybrid-exoskeletons are wearables that have all of the controllers and sensors of a powered exoskeleton but use FES (functional electrical stimulation) of the muscles as actuators.
How is it built?

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