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Beyond Robo-Mate: Towards the Next Generation of Industrial Exoskeletons in Europe

  • Jesús Ortiz
  • Stefano Toxiri
  • Darwin G. Caldwell
Conference paper
Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 22)

Abstract

The Robo-Mate project developed industrial exoskeletons to reduce the risk of physical injury associated to manual material handling tasks. Prototypes targeting different body areas were evaluated for their effectiveness but also for their applicability and usability in the field. Encouraging evidence of their effectiveness and informative feedback from the field have driven further research and development. This has additionally led the initiation of a new collaborative project, which aims at continuing technical advancements as well as at promoting the translation to diverse areas of application.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesús Ortiz
    • 1
  • Stefano Toxiri
    • 1
  • Darwin G. Caldwell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Advanced RoboticsIstituto Italiano di TecnologiaGenovaItaly

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