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Sarcos to develop exoskeleton for logistics

6th November 2017 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Sarcos Robotics has received an award from the US Air Force to develop a full-body exoskeleton for logistics applications, the company announced on 1 November.

The award is funded under a Small Business Innovation Research Phase II contract.

Sarcos develops robotic systems designed to integrate the intelligence of humans with machine strength, endurance and precision to enhance productivity, increase safety and reduce occupational injuries.

Ben Wolff, chairman and CEO of Sarcos, said: ‘We are gratified to have the opportunity to expand the scope of our exoskeleton development efforts with the US military to include a full-body logistics version capable of enhancing strength and endurance for logistics applications, including activities such as pushing and pulling, loading and unloading crates and carrying payloads over a wide variety of terrains.

‘The deployment of logistics exoskeletons in the military holds the promise of being a true force multiplier, augmenting human strength and endurance while reducing the risk of injury.’

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