Raytheon’s second-generation exoskeleton (XOS 2), essentially a wearable robotics suit, was unveiled for the first time recently during an event at the company’s Salt Lake City research facility. XOS 2 is lighter, stronger and faster than its predecessor, yet it uses 50 percent less power, and its new design makes it more resistant to the environment.
The Power Assist Suit is a Japanese version of the same concept as the XOS-2. However this is more of a consumer design to assist elderly people rather than for military purposes.
The movie Iron Man 2 was also released this week on Blu-Ray and DVD. Good timing for the power suit industry.