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4 Key Reasons To Use Robotics In Industrial Inspections

September 17, 2018

Source:  IDC SAFETY of human workers is the top reason for engaging robotics in the industrial inspection process.  Taking humans out of harm’s way in the work place is good for the worker, as it reduces risk of injury, but can also greatly benefit the organization by keeping its most valuable asset safe (which can translate […]

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Robotic Technology Goes Beyond Automation

July 24, 2018

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 […]

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Preventing Injury in the Workplace

July 20, 2018

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 […]

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Snake Eyes: This Slithering Robot Does The Dirty And Dangerous Work So We Don’t Have To

June 11, 2018

Source: GE Reports | Inspecting the dimly lit belly of a chemicals storage tank can be a pretty grim task. But one industrious soul does it with grace and ease — and certainly without complaint. The brave worker we’re talking about is a snake robot equipped with special magnetic tracks that allow it to inch […]

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4 Key Reasons To Use Robotics In Industrial Inspections

September 17, 2018

Source:  IDC SAFETY of human workers is the top reason for engaging robotics in the industrial inspection process.  Taking humans out of harm’s way in the work place is good for the worker, as it reduces risk of injury, but can also greatly benefit the organization by keeping its most valuable asset safe (which can translate […]

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Robotic Technology Goes Beyond Automation

July 24, 2018

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 […]

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Preventing Injury in the Workplace

July 20, 2018

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 […]

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Snake Eyes: This Slithering Robot Does The Dirty And Dangerous Work So We Don’t Have To

June 11, 2018

Source: GE Reports | Inspecting the dimly lit belly of a chemicals storage tank can be a pretty grim task. But one industrious soul does it with grace and ease — and certainly without complaint. The brave worker we’re talking about is a snake robot equipped with special magnetic tracks that allow it to inch […]

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Construction is embracing automation

May 21, 2018

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 & […]

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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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