A year ago, the Robotics company Sarcos has promisedthat by the end of 2019, they will be ready to release a powerful exoskeleton that will be “the future in the field of goods”. In our time such statements, even from large companies should be taken with a grain of salt. What can we say about the little-known firm. However, Sarcos Robotics didn’t just keep his word, but also demonstrated a new creation to the General public. The exoskeleton has been called Sarcos Guardian XO and to be honest, its characteristics, it is impressive.
What can a new exoskeleton?
Sarcos Guardian XO is a robotic exoskeleton with a full corps (i.e., it fully enhances the whole body and not individual parts). At the time, as wearing it people can lift 90 kilos, he will feel that rose by only 4.5 kilograms.
If you ask me, looks like a lot of years of work and $ 300 million, then I’ll just show you the Sarcos Guardian XO. — says CEO of Sarcos Robotics Ben wolf.
And, most important, in order to put on or take off the exoskeleton will not take much time. Representatives from Sarcos Robotics say the new users after the training course, will be able to wear the system for several minutes. Rental Guardian XO is 100,000 US a year, but options buy it is not provided.
Since all large companies strive to improve efficiency through automation, in Sarcos believe that the most effective solution is the direct combination of people and cars, the Union of the intellect and opinions of people with power and endurance of robots. The weight of this suit is slightly more than 68 pounds. But we don’t need to carry this “burden” on themselves. The operator, as it complements the robot. So although it looks heavy and bulky, operate it quite easily.
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Device for amplification of human capabilities consists of many Autonomous sections, which are driven by electric motors. Using the Sarcos Guardian XO workers will be able to carry loads, virtually no spending power. While considerable attention is paid to security. For example, the lifting is carried out by special joysticks manipulated by the operator. If he loses control of the joystick, the load will just remain in fixed position. And you wanted an exoskeleton? Write about it in our chat in Telegram.
The operating time is up to two hours without recharging, and the system hot swap batteries on the go allows you to use the exoskeleton is almost infinite. At least a full working shift Sarcos Guardian XO exactly stand. When you carry the greatest possible weight, Guardian XO consumes about 500 watts of energy. And enough space to do it with such a burden may be up to 4.5 kilometers per hour.
However, there have exoskeleton and disadvantages. For example, it is not advisable to use outside storage areas as protection from the mud and pouring rain is not. Although the droplets of water it, of course, will not close, the full support of the work in a variety of conditions, from sun city to rough terrain, covered with snow, the developers promise to add in the next model of the exoskeleton Guardian XO.