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The Promise of Powered Industrial Exoskeletons

April 13, 2018

Reducing Occupational Injuries One “Lift” at a Time In the United States alone, the economic impact of on-the-job back injuries is estimated to exceed $100 billion annually, with the average cost of back injury-related workers’ compensation claims falling between $40,000-$80,000 per incident. Beyond these massive financial consequences for employers, employees and insurance companies lie the […]

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Robotics Maker Moves from War Machines to Powering Up Workforce

April 4, 2018

Source: Industry Week | Sarcos Robotics CEO Ben Wolff talks about how the company that started the 21st century as a military contractor, could soon give general contractors, and any industrial worker, super powers. The 35-year-old Sarcos Robotics is about to redefine how the toughest industrial jobs are done, although if you’ve heard of the Salt-Lake […]

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BMW, GE, Delta And Others Want To Put Workers In This Crazy Exoskeleton

March 21, 2018

Source: Forbes | Big names including BMW, GE, Caterpillar and Delta Air Lines are collaborating on ways to give workers superpowers. Or at least powered full-body exoskeletons that can combine the strength, endurance and precision of machines with human intelligence and dexterity. On Wednesday Sarcos Robotics announced the creation of an Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group (“X-TAG”) focused on […]

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Modern Human Evolution: Are Superhumans the Next Iteration?

March 13, 2018

Source: NOW | Superpowered people. There’s a collective human fascination about the possibility, from the scores of sci-fi-driven movies hitting screens worldwide to the more rigorous scientific inquiry that aims to extend lifespans, cure diseases and enhance basic biological functions. When it comes to modern human evolution, have we reached the end of the line? […]

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Acceleration of Technology Ushers in Robotics of the Future

February 6, 2018

The entire field of technology has changed dramatically across all sectors in the last decade. Yet, you’d be hard-pressed to find a category that has evolved as rapidly as robotics, particularly over the past 18 months. While early robotic systems could only operate in specific environments, were designed for one specific use case and lacked […]

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The Promise of Powered Industrial Exoskeletons

April 13, 2018

Reducing Occupational Injuries One “Lift” at a Time In the United States alone, the economic impact of on-the-job back injuries is estimated to exceed $100 billion annually, with the average cost of back injury-related workers’ compensation claims falling between $40,000-$80,000 per incident. Beyond these massive financial consequences for employers, employees and insurance companies lie the […]

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Robotics Maker Moves from War Machines to Powering Up Workforce

April 4, 2018

Source: Industry Week | Sarcos Robotics CEO Ben Wolff talks about how the company that started the 21st century as a military contractor, could soon give general contractors, and any industrial worker, super powers. The 35-year-old Sarcos Robotics is about to redefine how the toughest industrial jobs are done, although if you’ve heard of the Salt-Lake […]

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Sarcos forms Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group

March 23, 2018

Source: ZDNet | The industries represented suggest diverse applications for wearable robotic suits Sarcos Robotics, maker of human-driven, dexterous robots for industries like construction and infrastructure inspection, just announced the formation of an Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group (X-TAG). The group will include executives from leading companies across industries like industrial manufacturing, automotive, aviation & aerospace, […]

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The Workforce of Tomorrow: Safer and More Productive Than Ever

March 21, 2018

Despite recent media buzz about robots taking over the workforce and replacing employees, particularly in manufacturing, recent studies actually show the opposite is true – the United States is going to have a deficit of skilled workers in the industrial labor force. According to recent analysis from Deloitte, over the next decade, 3.5 million manufacturing […]

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BMW, GE, Delta And Others Want To Put Workers In This Crazy Exoskeleton

March 21, 2018

Source: Forbes | Big names including BMW, GE, Caterpillar and Delta Air Lines are collaborating on ways to give workers superpowers. Or at least powered full-body exoskeletons that can combine the strength, endurance and precision of machines with human intelligence and dexterity. On Wednesday Sarcos Robotics announced the creation of an Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group (“X-TAG”) focused on […]

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Modern Human Evolution: Are Superhumans the Next Iteration?

March 13, 2018

Source: NOW | Superpowered people. There’s a collective human fascination about the possibility, from the scores of sci-fi-driven movies hitting screens worldwide to the more rigorous scientific inquiry that aims to extend lifespans, cure diseases and enhance basic biological functions. When it comes to modern human evolution, have we reached the end of the line? […]

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Top 20 Very Real Exoskeletons to Augment Your Workforce

March 7, 2018

Source: The New Equipment Digest | You wouldn’t constantly run a piece of machinery if it’s smoking and squealing, so don’t  overexert your body on the job because you’re afraid to ask for help. And just as no one wants a critical piece of machinery to go down and halt production while it’s being fixed, […]

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Acceleration of Technology Ushers in Robotics of the Future

February 6, 2018

The entire field of technology has changed dramatically across all sectors in the last decade. Yet, you’d be hard-pressed to find a category that has evolved as rapidly as robotics, particularly over the past 18 months. While early robotic systems could only operate in specific environments, were designed for one specific use case and lacked […]

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Creating the Workforce of Tomorrow with Advanced Robotics Solutions

December 28, 2017

Sarcos Year in Review  The past year has unearthed a plethora of new robotics technologies to face the myriad of challenges in areas from healthcare to manufacturing. Robotic solutions are also increasingly needed to help with recovery efforts around the world. Sarcos Robotics, with more than 30 years of research, development and expertise under our […]

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10 Coolest Construction Machines & Technology You Must SEE

December 26, 2017

Source: Tubechip.com | Guardian GT Our saviour the Guardian GT, an exoskeleton robot from Sarcos Robotics.It is Revolutionizing the loading and unloading supplies, equipment repairs, maintenance, construction, and heavy equipment manufacturing Read full article on Tubechip.com

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The 11 best, worst, and weirdest robots of 2017

December 21, 2017

Source: The Verge | 2017: bad in general; pretty good for robots. That’s my summary anyway, and while I understand if you feel like I’m glossing over one or two important events, I would ask you to remember what those important events actually were. Not great, right? Best to concentrate on those bots, a least for […]

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2017 was the year the robots really, truly arrived

December 19, 2017

Source: WIRED | The world seemed different this year, yes? Like something strange has been walking and rolling among us? Like we’re now sharing the planet with a new species of our own creation? Well, we are, because 2017 was the year that the robots really, truly arrived. They escaped the factory floor and started […]

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Sarcos Robotics Receives Gold Award for Most Innovative Product of the Year in the 2017 Best in Biz Awards

December 11, 2017

Kristi Martindale, Chief Marketing Officer, Sarcos Robotics | It’s been an exciting year for the team at Sarcos Robotics as we’ve been laser focused on bringing our highly-dexterous, life-saving robotics solutions to market. We officially announced our Guardian™ S robotic mobile Internet of Things (IoT) platform earlier this year at Hannover Messe in Germany. In […]

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Turning workers into ‘super workers’ with robotic suits

December 1, 2017

Source: BBC News (December 1, 2017) | If you’ve watched the Iron Man film franchise, you’ll know that a powered suit gives inventor Tony Stark superhuman strength to fight the bad guys. But away from the the fictional world of blockbusting movies, robotic exoskeletons offer more prosaic and useful help for humans. The military has […]

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This is the smartest robotics company in the world

November 30, 2017

Source:  ZDNet | (and soon to be one of the most important) Forget “the revolution.” Adoption of robots will only happen when startups team up with legacy heavyweights. Sarcos Robotics, a Salt Lake City-based robotics company, has three new products at market or debuting soon. One is a small robotic snake, useful for industrial tasks […]

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Meet the company building robots to augment – not replace – humans

November 29, 2017

Source BGR, November 29, 2017 | If you believe the hype, many of us — maybe even most of us — are in danger of eventually finding ourselves made redundant by faster and more efficient machines, reduced to taking whatever jobs robots can’t do or can’t yet do better than a human. Just accept it, […]

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Winners Announced in Best in Biz Awards 2017

November 29, 2017

Source: The Daily Telescope (November 29, 2017) | Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America, today announced the winners in its 2017 competition. As in previous years, the seventh annual program featured a distinguished judging panel comprised of […]

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This robot will give human workers superhuman strength

November 13, 2017

Source: CNBC     | Most of the tech industry is focused on using AI to replace human tasks, but one Utah-based robot maker is taking a different approach by putting human operators at the forefront of its products. “To err may be human, but it’s really, really difficult to get a robot to be able to do […]

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Hands On: Sarcos’ Iron Man-Style ‘Guardian’ Robots

November 9, 2017

Source: PC Mag  | Sarcos Robotics is best known for its work on DARPA exoskeletons, but now it’s moving into the commercial realm with investors like Caterpillar, GE Ventures, and Microsoft. I’m in a Salt Lake City technology research park standing behind a massive dual-armed industrial robot, the Guardian GT. It’s the size of an all-terrain vehicle […]

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This Robot Gives You Arms to Lift a Half-Ton

November 7, 2017

Source: MIT Technology Review    | Say hello to Guardian GT, who wants to take the strain out of your manual labor. This mean-looking machine from Sarcos Robotics is designed to give you superhuman strength. Its pair of seven-foot arms, each able to lift 500 pounds, is controlled with eerie smoothness by a human. The controller provides force feedback so […]

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