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USSOCOM Awards Contract to Sarcos Robotics for Delivery of Full-Body, Autonomously Powered Robotic Exoskeleton

SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash. – March 18, 2019 – Today, Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in robotic systems that augment, rather than replace humans working in the industrial, public safety and military sectors, announced that it has been awarded a contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to deliver a pre-production […]

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U.S. Navy Partners with Sarcos Robotics for Powered Full-Body Exoskeletons and Inspection Robots to Optimize Shipyard Operations

SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash. – March 11, 2019 – Today, Sarcos Robotics, a global leader in robotic systems that augment rather than replace humans working in the industrial, public safety and military sectors, announced its partnership with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (IMF) to evaluate and deploy robotic technologies, […]

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XO-rbitant Strength: Electric Exoskeletons Give Wearers The Strength Of A Forklift But A Gentler Touch

Source: GE Reports / Fred Guterl – February 13, 2019 In popular culture, automation is generally synonymous with putting people out of work. But in real life it can do the opposite, making workers more effective at the jobs they already have. That’s the case with a full-body exoskeleton under development at Sarcos Robotics, which expects to release […]

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The Future of Everything: Industrial Exoskeletons Give Workers a Lift

Source: Wall Street Journal / Leigh Kamping-Carder – January 17, 2019 In the weld shop of Toyota Motor North America’s 1.8-million-square-foot plant in Woodstock, Ontario, amid the clanking of robotic arms and the occasional spray of sparks, two workers inspect the steel frame of a future RAV4. The men raise their arms overhead as they move […]

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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 […]

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Sarcos Achieves Unprecedented Power Performance Overcoming Major Obstacle to Commercial Deployment of Full-Body, Powered Industrial Exoskeletons

Significant Improvements in Power Consumption, Control System Functionality and Load Transfer Put Sarcos on Track for Commercial Release of Guardian™ XO® Max Robot in Late 2019  SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash. – November 28, 2018 – Sarcos® Robotics, a global leader in robotic systems that augment, rather than replace humans working in the industrial, public […]

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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 […]

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Sarcos Robotics Raises $30 Million in Series B Funding

SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash. – September 5, 2018 Sarcos® Robotics, a global leader in robotic systems that augment, rather than replace, humans working in the industrial, public safety and military sectors, today announced that it has secured $30 million in Series B funding from a consortium of investors co-led by DIG Investment and Alex. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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