Media Coverage

Are Human Robots the Future of Construction?

Source: ForConstructionPros.com / Kimberly Hegeman – January 30, 2019 Autonomous vehicles, brick laying robots…human robots? Ok, so it’s not exactly a human robot, but it is forward thinking technology that uses robotics tag teaming with a human worker to improve productivity and reduce worker fatigue. That’s how I would describe the Sarcos Guardian XO and XO MAX […]

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 […]

Exoskeleton suit allows construction workers to lift 200 lbs

Source: Construction Dive / Laurie Cowin – January 9, 2019 Dive Brief: Sarcos Robotics recently announced technology advancements to its Guardian XO Max full-body, all-electric, battery-powered industrial exoskeleton robotic system that is capable of allowing a human operator to safely lift and manipulate up to 200 pounds, the company said. A single charge lasts for up to eight […]

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 […]