These Robots Change the Future of Work

These Robots Change the Future of Work

Most people know about the American superhero "Iron Man," who created a mechanized suit of armor to save his life and flee from his captors and later save the world. Image credit: Iron Man Movie Robotics played a crucial role in bringing most of these science fiction characters to life, and Iron Man is no exception. While it's not a flying suit, Sarcos Robotics' Guardian® XO® is the name of the futuristic exoskeleton suit that looks like something out of a science fiction flick. Guardian XO. Image Credit: Sarcos Robotics It is the first battery-powered industrial robot that combined human…
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Guardian® XT™ from Sarcos Robotics for Teleoperation of Dangerous Tasks

Guardian® XT™ from Sarcos Robotics for Teleoperation of Dangerous Tasks

Another robot from Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation, Guardian® XT™, is an arm-mounted dexterous mobile robot controlled remotely by a human using a head-mounted display featuring augmented reality. Image credit: Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation The main application is for any delicate task that is difficult to reach and unsafe for human workers, such as teleoperation of tools (for example, welding) and tele-inspections. Key features: the platform can be mounted on any mobile base depending on the applicationboth arms can lift up to 200 lbSenSuit™ wearable controller provides the dexterous control of the arms as well as human-robot interactionDegrees of freedom:…
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Guardian® XO® from Sarcos Robotics for Power Augmentation

Guardian® XO® from Sarcos Robotics for Power Augmentation

Guardian® XO® from Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation is a full-body powered exoskeleton designed to augment human strength and at the same time utilizes the intelligence, instinct, and judgment of humans, making it a perfect example for human-robot interaction. Image Credit: Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation The applications of this robot designed to enhance worker safety and efficiency can be vast; from Oil & Gas industries to Construction to Automotive to Military & Defense are just some of the potential applications. Key features: 24 Degrees of Freedom (DOFs)battery-powered (enables mobile usage)enables the operator to lift up to 200 lbsthe powered-design…
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Lower-Extremity Rehabilitation Robots

Lower-Extremity Rehabilitation Robots

Previously, we learned about rehabilitation and the importance of robot-aided rehabilitation. We have also seen some of the upper-limb rehabilitation robots and how they operate. In this lesson, we will become familiarized with lower-limb rehabilitation robots that are helpful for patients with lower-extremity disorders. Lower-extremity exoskeleton robots can be designed to help the movement of a specific joint, or they are designed for gait rehabilitation. They can also serve as assistive devices to perform activities of daily living (ADL). Joint-specific Rehabilitation/Assistive Exoskeleton Robots Joint-specific rehabilitation/assistive exoskeleton robots are used for body joints rehabilitation and can be made to rehabilitate or…
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