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Re: Exoskeleton Systems For Military and Civil Uses
« Reply #105 on: March 17, 2018, 02:49:04 pm »
Apparently integration testing of SOCOM's TALOS has been delayed to 2019 because of difficulties with the exoskeleton subsystem. But they are making progress.
http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2018/2/8/interview-with-socoms-new-acquisition-executive-james-smith
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TALOS continues to push the boundaries of how much protection you can provide to the individual operator without sacrificing their mobility. As an S&T [science and technology] project, we’ve entered into the exciting stage where each of the individual vendors will begin delivering subsystems this fall and we’ll begin integration into the first functioning prototype. The current development schedule projects demonstrating a functional TALOS MK5 prototype during the summer of 2019. The Exoskeleton subsystem is the critical path for the first article prototype combat operator suit, and it remains the most complex which has resulted in design delays.

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Re: Exoskeleton Systems For Military and Civil Uses
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Re: Exoskeleton Systems For Military and Civil Uses
« Reply #107 on: August 15, 2018, 03:48:34 am »
from Eurosatory 2018


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Re: Exoskeleton Systems For Military and Civil Uses
« Reply #109 on: September 01, 2018, 12:26:42 am »
from Eurosatory 2018



The lightning pack guys

http://www.lightningpacks.com/lightningpacks.com/Lightning_Packs,_LLC_%7C_Lightening_your_load,_lighting_your_way.html

found during their military contract research that, for their design at least, active recovery of motion energy to power a small generator/recharger actually added metabolic cost and added some discomfort because of gait manipulation/interference. The human body is heavily optimized for the gait it naturally uses, so messing with it is problematic. They did find that simple gait cancellation at the backpack did seem to work out though, so are now going to crowdfund that for sale.

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Re: Exoskeleton Systems For Military and Civil Uses
« Reply #110 on: March 14, 2019, 01:12:17 am »
XoSoft showed off their Gamma version after 3 years of work

https://gfycat.com/LittleDesertedFlyinglemur


https://twitter.com/XoSoft_eu

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Re: Exoskeleton Systems For Military and Civil Uses
« Reply #111 on: March 14, 2019, 06:51:31 pm »
Going to need an extra long extension cord...

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Re: Exoskeleton Systems For Military and Civil Uses
« Reply #112 on: March 15, 2019, 04:01:36 am »
Going to need an extra long extension cord...

They'll just put solar cells on the soldier's back pack.
"DARPA Hard"  It ain't what it use to be.

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Re: Exoskeleton Systems For Military and Civil Uses
« Reply #113 on: March 15, 2019, 06:27:12 pm »
Going to need an extra long extension cord...

They'll just put solar cells on the soldier's back pack.

That'll do wonders for their camouflage and of course, work real well at night, right?

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Re: Exoskeleton Systems For Military and Civil Uses
« Reply #114 on: March 16, 2019, 12:57:04 am »
It's not for the military chaps...it's for when we're 90 years old so we can walk around without shattering our hips.

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Re: Exoskeleton Systems For Military and Civil Uses
« Reply #115 on: March 16, 2019, 06:24:53 am »
Going to need an extra long extension cord...

They'll just put solar cells on the soldier's back pack.

That'll do wonders for their camouflage and of course, work real well at night, right?

I can't believe you actually thought I was serious.  I was mocking those who think solar cells are the answer for everything. 
« Last Edit: March 16, 2019, 09:38:42 am by sferrin »
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