Researchers study Iron Man-like exoskeletons to improve worker productivity, safety, and well-being

Source: Virginia Tech Daily / Linda Hazelwood – October 17, 2018 Over the next decade, American manufacturers are facing an industrial skills gap with projections of 2 million manufacturing jobs going unfilled due to a lack of qualified and skilled applicants. A large portion of the current manufacturing workforce is nearing retirement age and younger […]

5 Key Reasons To Use Robotics In Industrial Inspections

Source: IDC / John Santagate – September 14, 2018 Industrial inspections, regardless of the reason for inspection, can be a very dirty and dangerous job. While not necessarily dull, industrial inspections definitely cover 2 of the 3 D’s of robotics deployment (dull, dirty, and dangerous). Industrial inspections can range from inspecting operational assets and operational facilities to […]

Sarcos Robotics Awarded Second Exoskeleton Development Contract for United States Air Force Logistics Applications

SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash. – August 13, 2018 Sarcos® Robotics, a global leader in the production of full-body exoskeleton robots for industrial and military applications, today announced that it has been awarded a second exoskeleton development contract from the United States Air Force. The first contract, awarded last year, focused on quasi-powered, full-body exoskeleton […]

Preventing Injury in the Workplace

How Powered, Full-Body Exoskeletons Can Improve Spine Health Source: Occupational Health and Safety | Safe Lifting for Health Care One industry in particular that is likely to benefit from powered, full-body exoskeleton technology in the near future is health care. The number one risk for occupational back pain is patient handling, and the cost to have […]

Sarcos Robotics Adds Lieutenant General Stephen Lanza, United States Army (Retired), to its Advisory Board

SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash. – June 12, 2018 –Sarcos®Robotics, a global leader in the production of powered full-body exoskeleton robots for industrial and military applications,today announced that Lieutenant General Stephen Lanza, former Commanding General of the United States Army’s I Corps based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, has joined the company’s […]

Construction is embracing automation

Source: ZDNet | Construction is embracing automation as legacy players team up with tech innovators Caterpillar, for example, recently invested in Sarcos, a robotics company with a line of exoskeletons that augment human strength. The market for construction robots is set to grow to $166.4 million by 2023, according to new research from Markets & […]

Sarcos Robotics Adds General William M. Fraser III, USAF (Retired), to its Advisory Board

SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash. – May 9, 2018 – Sarcos®Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that combine human intelligence and dexterity with the strength, endurance and precision of machines to improve efficiency and reduce occupational injuries for complex or non-repetitive tasks, today announced that General William M. Fraser III, former Commander […]