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Upcoming event: Exoskeleton Technical Interchange Meeting

December 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

NIST and the U.S. Army NSRDEC are holding a two-day meeting with experts from the industrial, military, and medical communities to discuss exoskeleton standards with the main goal being to advance the exoskeleton industry. Organizers: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development [more]

WearRAcon17 Preview

November 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Save the date, the Wearable Robotics Association Conference 2017 (WearRAcon17) will take place April 19th-21st, 2017.  The conference will once again be held in Phoenix, Arizona, but this time the venue is changed to the Hyatt Regency.  If WearRAcon16 is to be any indication, WearRAcon17 will be a must go to event for everyone in the exoskeleton [more]

ReWalk Robotics Presenting in the San Fransisco Bay Area at AbilitiesExpo

November 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

ReWalk Robotics will be at AbilitiesExpo Bay Area this week, November 18th through the 20th.  You will be able to find ReWalk representatives and their Cybathlon gold medal winning exoskeleton in the middle of the convention floor of AbilitiesExpo Bay Area at the San Jose Convention center, booth 616.  ReWalk Robotics will be located directly [more]

Coming Soon: StrongArm Technologies Webinar by WearRA, October 27th, 2016

October 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

This coming Thursday, October 27th, 2016 the creators behind the V22 and FLx Ergoskeletons by StrongArm Technologies will be hosting a webinar.  The webinar, organized by the Wearable Robotics Association, will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. EDT and will be accessible anywhere with internet connection free of charge. Who are StrongArm [more]

IHMC Powered Exoskeleton Cybathlon Full Course Practice Run

October 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Florida Institute For Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) released a video of running a powered exoskeleton through an obstacle course.  This video is significant because rehabilitation and assistive exoskeletons are usually shown moving back and forth in a clean corridor.  This video is exactly the opposite.  The IHMC (Mina V2) exo runs [more]

Upcoming Event: Testing Wearable Robots

September 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Wearable Robotics Association and Ekso Bionics are going to present a special lunch seminar titled “Testing Wearable Robots.”  This event will take place Tuesday, October 4th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (PST) at the Ekso Bionics HQ in Richmond, CA. Testing wearable robots is a very interesting subject.  Any exoskeleton [more]

Meet the teams going to the Cybathlon Exoskeleton Race

August 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Cybathlon team have released the list of participants for the Exoskeleton Race, and there are some surprises.  The first Cybathlon or Cybernetic Athlon is coming up on October 8th, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.  The Cybathlon will be the first competition to feature physically challenged contestants wearing powered prosthetics and [more]

Exoskeleton Events For July 2016

July 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Webinars, seminars and everything in between; the exoskeleton industry is picking up speed and so is the frequency of exoskeleton related events.   This July 2016 promises to be a much lighter month than the previous one but there are still at least two webinars that should not be missed: Hocoma: How can advanced technology enable safe and early [more]

Wearable Robotics Events For June 2016

June 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

The exoskeleton industry is quickly starting to pick up speed and there are more and more related events being announced all the time.  While this is fantastic, it is also starting to get hard to keep track of all of them, so here is a cheat sheet for June 2016: (updated June 17th with Ekso Bionics Webinar and WearRA Standards Committee) Ekso [more]

Upcoming Event: Cybersecurity in Wearable Robotics

June 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

This June the Wearable Robotics Association (WearRA) is hosting its first Lunch & Learn event!  The inaugural topic will be Cybersecurity in Wearable Robotics.  The presentation will be lead by Dr. Michael Vai from the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.  It will be held June 22nd, 2016 at Harvard University, MA from 11:30 to 1:30 PM. As the wearable [more]

WearRAcon16 Innovation Competition

May 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

In addition to all of the panels and demos, the Wearable Robotics Association Conference 2016 also featured the WearRAcon16 Innovation Competition.  Researchers had a chance to submit a project that directly impacts wearable robotics technology.  Prior to the conference, each group entered a 1 minute video.  The members of the top 10 [more]

Upcoming Event: International Symposium on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2016

May 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

WeRob2016, The 2nd International Symposium on Wearable Robotics will be held this October 18 – 21st at the beautiful ‘La Granja de San Ildefonso’ in Segovia, Spain.  WeRob2016 is primarily a research and development conference.  It will feature the work of over half a dozen EU sponsored wearable robotics projects. [more]

Upcoming Event: Innorobo 2016 in May

April 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

The upcoming robotics exhibition Innorobo 2016 held May 24-26 in Paris, France, is going to feature multiple exoskeleton and wearable robotics companies.  Currently scheduled to attend are: RB3D, ExoAtlet, Gobio Robot, 2 Labs, Open Bionics and Kleiber Hand Bionics.  Here is a rundown on the exoskeleton presenters that you can expect to see at [more]

WearRAcon16 Day 3 Report

February 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

The first Wearable Robotics Association Convention, WearRAcon16 wrapped up on its 3rd and final day.  Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and so did the largest gathering of exoskeleton and wearable robotics researchers, engineers, evaluators and potential buyers.  WearRAcon16 Day 3 had one general session and four [more]

WearRAcon16 Day 2 Report

February 12, 2016 // 1 Comment

The first Wearable Robotics Association Convention, WearRAcon16 is in full swing in its second and busiest day.  Exoskeleton experts from around the world started exchanging ideas early in the morning during a breakfast sponsored by the Arizona State University (did we mention there has been fantastic food throughout the duration of the [more]

WearRAcon16 Day 1: Report

February 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

February 10th 2016, was Day 1 of the first conference dedicated entirely to wearable robotics and exoskeletons, WearRAcon16.  The event is currently being held at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix Arizona.  Many of the guest speakers that are presenting are no strangers to the Exoskeleton Report (ExR).  Here is a quick recap of [more]

Announcing 2016 Soft Robotics Toolkit Competition

January 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

The resource website, Soft Robotics Toolkit has announced the 2nd edition of the Soft Robotics Competitions.  For the 2016 calendar year, the competition will be divided into three demographic groups: high school students, college students and research contributors. Important Dates: Entries in all three categories share the same key dates for the [more]

The R70i Aging Experience At The CES 2016

January 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

The 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas had an exoskeleton demonstration that captivated reporters’ attention.  It was the R70i Aging Experience by Genworth Financial.  The CES is one of the biggest technology trade shows for the year with over 3200 companies in attendance.  It is fantastic that an exoskeleton managed to [more]

WearRAcon16 Wearable Robotics Conference, Feb 2016

September 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Wearable Robotics Association is proud to present the first Wearable Robotics Conference (WearRAcon) in 2016.  WearRAcon16 will take place in Phonex, Arizona, USA from the 10th to the 12th of February the upcoming year.  What makes this convention special is the specialization on exoskeleton and wearable robotics technology specifically. [more]

Cybathlon – Powered Exoskeleton Race, October 2016

September 9, 2015 // 3 Comments

The Cybathlon, or Cyber-Athlon, is a dedicated competition for people with disabilities and their mobility enabling devices.  The Cybathlon will be held on the 8th of October 2016 in the Swiss Arena in Zurich, Switzerland.  The event is organized by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich).  Hocoma, the maker of the [more]