Raytheon XOS 2 is the second generation of Exoskeleton that provides stronger, faster and lighter design compare to its first generation of wearable robotic suit. Similar to RexBionics’ Exoskeleton, Raytheon XOS 2 able to provide better maneuverability and adding more control power for its user.

Raytheon XOS 2 wearable robotics suit is being designed to help with the many logistics challenges faced by the military. This is to further anticipate unwanted physical or orthopedic injuries due to overwhelming weight lifting by soldiers and to help achieve faster operation routine. One operator in an exoskeleton suit can do the work of two to three soldiers.

raytheon-exo2-clark-gregg-gazesThe Raytheon XOS 2 suit is built from a combination of sensors, actuators, structures and controllers, and it is designed with high pressure hydraulics system.

raytheon-exo2-lifting-200-poundsDr. Fraser M. Smith, VP of Raytheon Sarcos, says “XOS 2, we targeted power consumption and looked for ways to use the hydraulic energy more efficiently.That’s resulted in us being able to add capabilities while significantly reducing the energy consumption by up to 50%.

raytheon-exo2-breaking-boardsThe application possibilities are endless, from weight lifting to military field. You could expect to see more similar technology within the next 5 years. Ironman? That’s one of the possibility!

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