August 25, 2011      

An exoskeleton, also called a wearable robot, differs from other types of robotic devices in that it provides a shell or framework (skeleton) on the outside of a person’s body and essentially acts as an extension of that individual’s body. Probably the most familiar exoskeleton robots come from popular culture—comic books and movies such as the man/suit combination in the film Iron Man and the fighting robots in Avatar.

Exoskeleton robots may be classified as delivering two di...

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