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SBIR Phase II Contract Awarded to Sarcos Robotics

Sarcos® Robotics, a world leader in the production of robots that incorporate human intelligence and dexterity along with the strength, precision and endurance of machines to reduce occupational injuries and improve efficiency, announced on Nov 1, 2017, that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II contract from the United States Air Force in order to develop a full-body exoskeleton for logistics applications.

We are gratified to have the opportunity to expand the scope of our exoskeleton development efforts with the U.S. military to include a full-body logistics version capable of enhancing strength and endurance for logistics applications, including activities such as pushing and pulling, loading and unloading crates, and carrying payloads over a wide variety of terrains, the deployment of logistics exoskeletons in the military holds the promise of being a true force multiplier, augmenting human strength and endurance while reducing the risk of injury.

Ben Wolff, chairman and chief executive officer of Sarcos.

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