NASA’s X1 robotic exoskeleton to help astronauts in space
15 October 2012
A powered exoskeleton might help astronauts accomplish superhuman tasks in orbit. NASA’s new X1 robotic exoskeleton is a direct spinoff their space-borne Robonaut 2 project. It could help astronauts stay healthy while also allowing paraplegics on Earth to walk.
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