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Robo-One is a robot competition category of bipedal humanoid robots . The first ROBO-ONE contest was held in Japan in 2002 and consisted of an initial judged autonomous "Demonstration" stage, followed by one-on-one matches. In Japan, ROBO-ONE has spawned a whole series of related competitions including ROBO-ONE J, ROBO-ONE Special, ROBO-ONE Grand Prix, and the ROBO-ONE Technical Conference events.
Technology :: News :: April 30, 2008 :: :: Email :: Print An exoskeleton robotic suit may help workers lift heavy loads and patients move damaged and prosthetic limbs By Larry Greenemeier The prospect of slipping into a robotic exoskeleton that could enhance strength, keep the body active while recovering from an injury or even serve as a prosthetic limb has great appeal. Unlike the svelt body armor donned by Iron Man , however, most exoskeletons to date have looked more like clunky spare parts cobbled together.
17 August 2009—An army of exoskeletons is coming. And according to their inventor, Professor Yoshiyuki Sankai of the University of Tsukuba, in Japan, they’re making a difference in the lives of disabled people. Speaking at the International Conference on Intelligent Robotic Technology and Business, held earlier this month in Taipei, Taiwan, Sankai proudly described how the robotic exoskeleton suit HAL (short for Hybrid Assistive Limb) , helped a 46-year-old man whose left leg was withered by polio when he was 11 months old. HAL reads electric signals at the surface of the skin that are generated by the muscle beneath and then uses them to guide the movement of robotic limbs strapped to a person’s real limbs, thereby multiplying their strength. The polio patient’s withered left leg generated extremely weak bioelectric signals at first, and the robotic limb remained unmoved. Ten days later, with HAL’s assistance, the patient moved his left leg based on his own intention.
Troy James Hurtubise (born November 23, 1963) ( Hamilton, Ontario ) [ 1 ] is an inventor and conservationist from North Bay, Ontario , Canada noted for his often bizarre creations that he tests on himself in spectacular ways. Some of these inventions include the Ursus personal armor suit, firepaste (an ablative heatproofing material) various ray generators, and recently, Trojan , which is a type of body armor. [ edit ] Early life and career After completing a grade 12 equivalent at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, Hurtubise enrolled in Natural Sciences at Sir Sandford Fleming College in 1987.
TEWSKBURY, Mass., (Sept. 27, 2010) /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) unveiled its second generation Exoskeleton (XOS 2) at its research facility in Salt Lake City, Utah, during a demonstration with Paramount Home Entertainment. The new robotic suit is lighter, faster and stronger than its predecessor, yet it uses 50 percent less power. Its enhanced design also means that it is more resistant to the environment. “XOS 1 was essentially a proof of concept,” said Dr.