Sarcos Robotics Received a Second Exoskeleton Development Contract from the USAF

SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 20 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Sarcos Robotics

The global leader in the manufacturing of full-body exoskeleton robots for industrial and military applications Sarcos Robotics announced on 13th August 2018 the receipt of a second exoskeleton development contract from the U.S. Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

The first contract was awarded in 2017 and its subject was quasi-powered, full-body exoskeleton robots, which facilitate lifting of loads of up to 36.29 kg (80 lb). Now the second contract is directed to an improved variant that will be capable of lifting loads of up to 90.72 kg (200 lb) and is especially focussed on use cases related to Air Force logistics applications.

Ben Wolff, chairman and chief executive officer of Sarcos Robotics, commented, “We are very pleased to have been awarded a second contract to expand our work with the United States Air Force. The Air Force is leading the charge when it comes to developing next-generation robotics technologies that combine human intelligence with the strength, endurance and precision of machines to serve as a force multiplier while also dramatically reducing the risk of injury. These exoskeletons will be a game-changer for the Air Force.”

About Sarcos Robotics

Sarcos is a U.S. company, headquarted in Salt Lake City. It was established in 1983 and specializes in developing and manufacturing robotic devices for military and public safety applications. The Sarcos’ Iron Man-like exoskeleton robot was named by Time Magazine one of “The 50 Best Inventions of 2010”.

The work of Sarcos Robotics is mainly directed toward commercializing of a family of three dexterous robots, thanks to which human operators can perform tasks in physical environments, which are inaccessible or quite dangerous for people, or in cases when the task itself is quite dangerous or time consuming and people are not able to perform it safely or efficiently.

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