Cyberdyne launches new version of its exoskeleton

 

Cyberdyne has launched the latest version of its HAL exoskeleton.

HAL, short for hybrid assistive limb, has been mostly marketed to the health sector.

The new version, HAL Lumbar, is similar to previous versions in that it reads bio-electrical signals of the wearer.  Continue reading Cyberdyne launches new version of its exoskeleton

Cyberdyne reports 30 per cent more sales for its cyber-physical HAL exoskeleton

The company which claims to have developed “the world’s first cyborg-type robot” when it built the HAL exoskeleton says it sold 30 per cent more units in its most recent year compared with the previous year. 

In its annual report, Cyberdyne says it sold $15 million worth of HAL exoskeletons in the year to March 2017.

In the previous year to March 2016, the company sold just under $12 million worth of the HAL exoskeletons.  Continue reading Cyberdyne reports 30 per cent more sales for its cyber-physical HAL exoskeleton

Ekso Bionics raises $34 million in funding for exoskeleton plans

Ekso Bionics, a developer of exoskeleton technology for medical and industrial use, has raised $34 million in its latest share issue.

Many of the new shares were purchased by Puissance Capital.

Exoskeletons are predicted to find markets in the health sector as well as industries such as construction, or anywhere where there may be physical work involved.

Continue reading Ekso Bionics raises $34 million in funding for exoskeleton plans

Sarcos Robotics raises $25 million in funding from the likes of Microsoft and General Electric

Sarcos Robotics exoskeleton
The Sarcos Robotics exoskeleton, or dexterous robotic system

Startup company Sarcos Robotics has raised another $15.625 million in financing, bringing its total funding to $25 million.

The company’s investors include Caterpillar, Microsoft and GE Ventures.

Sarcos is developing an exoskeleton which the company describes as a “dexterous robotic system for unstructured environments”.  Continue reading Sarcos Robotics raises $25 million in funding from the likes of Microsoft and General Electric

Darpa selects Ekso Bionics for development of next-generation exoskeleton

eksoproductEkso Bionics has been awarded a contract to develop a new exoskeleton design for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (Darpa) Warrior Web program.

The new initiative is focused on the creation of a groundbreaking flexible exoskeleton designed to reduce the wearer’s energy output while also assisting with load carriage.

This is the fourth time Darpa has tapped the company’s Ekso Labs division for its unparalleled exoskeleton knowledge to develop a more advanced generation of exoskeletons. Continue reading Darpa selects Ekso Bionics for development of next-generation exoskeleton