Monday, 17 May, 2010 Technology

US Researchers and Engineers Create Advanced Robotic Suit


Researchers and engineers from the major defense contractor and industrial corporation in the United States, Raytheon, are currently working on a technologically-advanced military robotic suit, which could help American soldiers in battles.

The group of scientists and engineers is led by Dr. Stephen Jacobsen, who mentioned that the in its essence, the new exoskeleton represents a wearable robot that can considerably increase the strength, agility and stamina of a soldier.

According to Dr. Jacobsen the robotic suit features sensors, actuators and controllers, all of which help the person wearing it to easily carry another person on his back.

The exoskeleton also allows a soldier to lift a weight of up to 200 pounds (about 90kg) several hundred times without getting tired.

"Yet, the suit is also agile enough to let its wearer kick a soccer ball, punch a speed bag, or climb stairs and ramps with ease," the researcher added.

Check out the video below to see the testing of the new robotic suit.

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