Sarcos Begins Tests on Exoskeleton

27 November 2007 (Last Updated November 27th, 2007 05:57)

US robotics firm Sarcos has announced it is has begun tests on a prototype exoskeleton after winning a contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The exoskeleton will allow soldiers to exceed their endurance barriers. The prototype uses an engine to dr

US robotics firm Sarcos has announced it is has begun tests on a prototype exoskeleton after winning a contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The exoskeleton will allow soldiers to exceed their endurance barriers.

The prototype uses an engine to drive hydraulic fluid through high-pressure lines, amplifying the motion created by its user.

Sarcos beat 13 other firms to win the DARPA contract.

The exoskeleton should be ready by 2008.

By Ahsanul Islam