Sarcos forms Exoskeleton Technical Advisory Group

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, construction, oil & gas, and utilities, suggesting a diverse range of potential applications for Sarcos’s industrial exoskeleton technology.

I’ve written before about how smart Sarcos has been positioning itself next to established industry partners. The group’s goals include identifying key performance and safety requirements necessary to bring big honkin robot suits to the workforce.

This is significant because exoskeleton technology is one of those categories that’s been making headlines for a few years now but still hasn’t broken out in a big way.

 …..Sarcos is an outlier in that it’s entering the exoskeleton market with industrial applications squarely in its crosshairs. It seems to have no plans to apply its technology to healthcare or mobility, which other developers have found are difficult markets to crack. Sarcos has developed two exoskeletons under its Guardian line, the Guardian GT and the Guardian XO…..The Guardian systems are highly dexterous and capable of extended work sessions in a variety of different work environments.

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