Run 50% Faster With Catapult Exoskeleton Running Shoe Device

David Braun and his team and conceptually solved how to finally enable a high technology version of spring enhanced running where we could go 70% faster than Usain Bolt. They will have a prototype version in one year which with material limitations could finally enable faster running than our best sprinters. The prototypes should appear …

Read more

Surgical Tubing Connecting Shoes Helps Running More Than DARPA Soft Exoskeleton

A latex surgical tube, connecting shoes of running people, can improve running efficiency by 6.4%. The tests were done exclusively with endurance running in mind. There were no tests of sprinters with their long strides and shorter race distances would derive benefits from this device. And, the running surface was consistently flat and level—so no …

Read more

Full Body Exoskeleton Ordered By Special Ops

Sarcos Robotics has been awarded a contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to deliver a pre-production version of its Guardian XO® (“XO”) full-body, autonomously powered robotic exoskeleton. The XO is can operate for up to eight hours per battery charge, while walking at three miles per hour and carrying up to 200 …

Read more

Russian Army Has New Body Armor and Promise Combat Exoskeletons

Russia has modernized 35 brigades (over 80,000 soldiers) active military combat personnel with new body armor and weapons. Russia calls this equipment Ratnik-2. Russia is promising to develop Ratnik-3 which would be advanced combat exoskeletons, UAVs and combat robots. The US has also been developing combat exoskeletons. Russia and the USA have had small field …

Read more

TALOS Exoskeleton Program Fails But Silent Electric Dirt Bikes Could Work Out

Patrick Tucker at Defense One has reported that James Smith, SOCOM’s acquisition executive has stated that the Special Ops Exoskeleton is nowhere near ready for use in combat. There have been improvements in lightweight body armor and improved helmet displays. There are tests of partial suits to help support walking and running with heavy loads. …

Read more

Titanium combat version of powered exoskeleton 3+ years out

U.S. Special Operations Command will put a human into its powered combat exoskeleton in the middle of 2019. The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) is a complex system with many state-of-the-art technologies. The suit is comprised of a base layer, an exoskeleton which is essentially a robotic skeleton, and a layer of armor. Concepts …

Read more

TALOS special ops exoskeleton today and plans for exoskeleton divisions in 2030s

US Special Operations have built prototypes of the TALOS exoskeleton. It is designed to shield commandos from gunfire when they are in heavy urban combat. This special situation exoskeleton system will be the first system used in combat. In five years there will be lower body exosuits to help soldiers carry their heavy loads. US …

Read more

Russia has combat tested passive exoskeleton and electrically modified camouflage

Russia’s Rostec showed off a passive exoskeleton which increases physical abilities of a soldier, protects joints and the spine and was already tested in combat. It is the third generation Ratnik infantry combat suite. The exoskeleton is made of lightweight carbon fiber and supports the musculoskeletal system when a person carries weights up to 50 …

Read more

Sarcos gets contract to build exoskeleton for lifting 200 pounds

Sarcos Robotics has a second US air force contract to develop an exoskeleton that can lift 200 pounds. The new quasi-powered exoskeleton robots will be specifically developed for the USAF’s logistics applications. The first full-body exoskeleton robot was designed to facilitate lifting loads of up to 80lb. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader …

Read more

Commercial 1000 horsepower Gravity human flying suit will add 3d printed wings and AR displays

The first Gravity human flying suit was sold for 300,000 euros. Current versions of the suit sell for $440,000. They will add 3D printed wings for more efficient and faster flight. They will add AR displays. They will create an electric battery version. It has set a speed record of 32 miles per hour. It …

Read more