Stanford Exoskeleton Released Into the "Wild"

The Stanford Biomechatronics Laboratory’s exoskeleton emulators — lab-based robotic devices that help wearers walk and run faster with less effort — will be released into the real world with the first untethered exoskeleton.

“This exoskeleton personalizes assistance as people walk normally through the real world,” said Steve Collins , associate professor of mechanical engineering who leads the Stanford Biomechatronics Laboratory. “And it resulted in exceptional improvements in walking speed and energy economy.”