14th Oct 2012
NASA Develops Ironman-Like Exoskeleton
NASA has recently unveiled a robotic exoskeleton that they have created to help astronauts remain healthy while in space. Named the X1 robotic exoskeleton, the project was a spinoff of NASA’s Robonaut 2 project. The designers think that the exoskeleton will eventually be usable on Earth as a way to assist paraplegics in walking.
The project was a joint development of NASA, The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) of Pensacola, Fla., and engineers from Oceaneering Space Systems of Houston. The device is designed for a human to wear over their body either assisting or inhibiting joint movement, and weighs about 57lbs.
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NASA Develops Ironman-Like Exoskeleton

NASA has recently unveiled a robotic exoskeleton that they have created to help astronauts remain healthy while in space. Named the X1 robotic exoskeleton, the project was a spinoff of NASA’s Robonaut 2 project. The designers think that the exoskeleton will eventually be usable on Earth as a way to assist paraplegics in walking.

The project was a joint development of NASA, The Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) of Pensacola, Fla., and engineers from Oceaneering Space Systems of Houston. The device is designed for a human to wear over their body either assisting or inhibiting joint movement, and weighs about 57lbs.

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    NASA has been developing powered exoskeletons since 1956
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