Media Coverage

Industrial robotic exoskeleton — the best of human and machine combined

Source: Daily Commerical News / Angela Gismondi – January 9, 2019 An American robotics company has developed an all-electric, battery powered, full-body industrial exoskeleton robotic system that aims to improve safety, productivity and efficiency for workers in the construction industry. The Guardian XO Max exoskeleton robot, developed by Sarcos Robotics, will enable the human operator to safely lift and […]

Bionic construction workers may enter job sites by 2020

Source: The Architects Newspaper / Ali Oriaku – December 27, 2018 Within the next two to three years, wearable technology products may become ubiquitous features of the construction job site, increasing worker safety and productivity. Sarcos Robotics, an American robotics company that specializes in creating mechanical devices for military and public safety purposes, has unveiled its robotic exoskeleton design that allows its operator to […]

US robotics firm introduces full-body exoskeleton

Source: The Construction Index / David Edwards – November 30, 2018 US-based Sarcos Robotics has introduced an all-electric, battery-powered, full-body industrial exoskeleton that it said can allow a human operator to lift and manipulate up to 90kg for extended work sessions. The company plans to start shipping the Guardian XO Max to customers in early 2020. It will be […]

Sarcos Robotics says it has overcome ‘major obstacle’ to commercial deployment of its exoskeletons

Source: Robotics & Automation News / David Edwards – November 29, 2018 Sarcos Robotics says it has overcome a “major obstacle” to the commercial deployment of its exoskeletons. Sarcos says a number of significant technology advancements for its highly anticipated Guardianä XO Max full-body, powered industrial exoskeleton robotic system. The company, which plans to start shipping the Guardian XO […]

How IoT and Data Analytics Can Improve Worker Safety, Reduce Asset Downtime

Source: Manufacturing.net / Kristi Martindale – November 29, 2018 The Cost of Unplanned Downtime As the single largest source of productivity loss, plant downtime is often a critical challenge for manufacturers. Moreover, while many things can lead to downtime, unplanned equipment failures and breakdowns can be especially visible and costly. According to a GE Service Max research report […]

Powered Exoskeletons: The Superhuman Solution to Manufacturing’s Very Human Issues

Source: New Equipment Digest / John Hitch / November 28, 2018  Encroaching automation. The skills gap. The opioid epidemic. These are real problems the first legitimate power-amplifying exoskeleton could take on when it’s released in a little over a year. When we’ve covered exoskeletons in the past, the stories always come with the caveat that these wearable machines […]

Hardhat required: A full-body, industrial robot that’s nearly ready for the job site

Source: ZDNet / Greg Nichols / November 28, 2018  How can this hulking robot operate eight hours on a single charge? If my power consumption hunch is correct, this could be the industrial exoskeleton that changes how we build stuff. Salt Lake City-based Sarcos Robotics, which makes robots that augment human capabilities in industries like construction, public safety, and […]

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 […]

Robotic Technology Goes Beyond Automation

Source: NED | It’s important to realize that, while many robots are designed for automating tasks, there are others that are designed to augment human capabilities rather than automate tasks. This post will take a look at a few examples of how robotic technology is enhancing human operators rather than automating tasks. Automation is a […]