Stress Testing a Real-Life Military Exoskeleton #WearableWednesday
Are real life practical mech-suits on the way? Wired tests out some military grade exoskeletons.
Robotic exoskeletons have captivated us for years. They are major tropes in sci-fi movies and video games, and in real-life engineers have been working on them since the 1900s. San Francisco’s Roam Robotics has entered into this space, and Brent Rose tries his hand at stress testing their latest military leg brace.
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