Pentagon’s Robotic Exosuit Program Sees Progress

Posted September 28, 2016 at 11:29am

National Defense Magazine reports that “scientists and engineers are pushing forward a cutting-edge U.S. military robotics project that could reduce war fighter fatigue and ward off injuries.”

“The Warrior Web program, spearheaded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, aims to significantly lower the “metabolic cost” — or energy expenditure — of troops operating in the field, and reduce the physiological burden of the gear that they carry, which can exceed 100 pounds.”

“To accomplish this, the Defense Department and the private sector are developing soft robotic exosuits that are designed to provide power and torque to critical body joints.”