We hope that you enjoy the latest edition of The Robot Report, a special print section dedicated to exoskeletons. This appeared in the August 2019 issue of Design World, our sister publication and flagship publication of WTWH Media. Here is a breakdown of the topics covered inside:
Exoskeleton Developers Must Keep Refining Capabilities, Cost, Says maxon Manager
There is a lot of interest in wearable assistive technologies, particularly for healthcare, manufacturing, and military uses. Otto Ineichen, business development manager at maxon motor, explains how his company has been involved in exoskeleton development and some lessons learned.
Industrial Exoskeletons Expand Into New Uses
Whether rigid or soft, wearable robots are extending human capacities. We analyze recent technical innovations by exoskeleton type, see the growing global market, and look at some use cases in the automotive industry.
Why Engineers Should Attend the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum
How can exoskeleton designers and other robotics engineers meet high expectations while solving difficult challenges? Our event, on Dec. 9-10, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif., is intended to help you answer those questions.
Myomo Scales up Production, Training for Upper-Body Mobility Device
In this issue’s cover story, Myomo CEO Paul Gudonis explains how its MyoPro wearable device has improved and how his company is working with rehabilitation therapists and insurers.
Sarcos Robotics Readies Guardian Alpha for Industrial Use
After years of research and tester feedback, Sarcos Robotics has tailored its Guardian XO Max to be both strong and comfortable for all-day usage. It will be commercially available in 2020.
Robotic Hand Uses Machine Learning to Detect Wearer’s Intent
A team at Seoul National University in South Korea has devised the Exo-Glove, which collects data and analyzes it with machine learning. This could help people with disabilities regain function.
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The Robot Report has launched the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, which will be on Dec. 9-10 in Santa Clara, Calif. The conference and expo focuses on improving the design, development and manufacture of next-generation healthcare robots. Learn more about the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum.