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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 […]Read More
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 ultrasonic […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash. – March 21, 2018 – Sarcos® Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that combine human intelligence and dexterity with the strength, endurance and precision of machines to improve efficiency and reduce occupational injuries for complex or non-repetitive tasks, today announced the formation of an industry focused […]Read More
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