These Robotic Shorts Make Everyday Strolls Feel Like a Moving Airport Walkway

(Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University) If you have two functioning legs and a reliable nervous system, walking and running are generally thoughtless tasks. But if you’re a soldier hauling massive amounts of gear on your back for an extended period of time, putting one foot in front of the other can get exhausting. That’s where the idea for a soft, futuristic "exosuit" came about in 2011 – when DARPA funded a project, called Warrior Web. The U.S. Army partnered with researchers fro

These bionic shorts help turn an epic hike into a leisurely stroll

Thu 15 Aug 19 from MIT Technology Review

Witnessing a wearables transition, Thu 15 Aug 19 from Science Now

Need help walking and running? Consider robo-wear

Harvard-led project leverages variable biomechanics but tests fashion sense. Barry Keily reports.

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Robotic shorts could help you run and walk more efficiently

A robotic exosuit cuts the energy required to walk and run, and could be used by firefighters or others who spend long periods of time on their feet

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Newscientist

Versatile, portable exosuit assists with both walking and running

Between walking at a leisurely pace and running for your life, human gaits can cover a wide range of speeds. Typically, we choose the gait that allows us to consume the least amount of energy ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from TechXplore

Tight-fitting and light exosuit aids walking and running through AI

Engineers from Harvard University and the University of Nebraska have developed an ultra-portable exosuit that can assist the wearer while walking and running. Artificial intelligence can adjust ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Techspot

These robo-shorts are the precursor to a true soft exoskeleton

When someone says "robotic exoskeleton," the power loaders from Aliens are what come to mind for most people (or at least me), but the real things will be much different: softer, smarter, and ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from TechCrunch

This hip-hugging exosuit uses AI to make walking and running easier

Robotic devices have been used to help people walk or run in rehabilitation settings, but until now, they've been tethered and limited to a single action, like walking or running. ...

Thu 15 Aug 19 from Engadget

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