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First Official LEGO Minifigure Wheelchair and Unofficial Exoskeleton

June 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

This June the LEGO Group released its first minifigure wheelchair.  The wheelchair comes in set 60134 Fun in the Park – City People Pack.  This is a huge development for the LEGO Group and people with disabilities.  In all fairness, LEGO already has a DUPLO scale wheelchair piece, but it is still surprising that it took the company so [more]

ExR selects the 8 best DIY Exoskeletons of 2015

January 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Here are the 8 most interesting builds that were completed or published in 2015 as selected by the Exoskeleton Report (ExR) team.  Overall 2015 was a great year for homemade, scratch built and do-it-yourself (DIY) exoskeletons, exosuits and wearable robotics!  Because all of the different exoskeletons had different design goals, it would be [more]

LEGO Powered Hip-Knee Exoskeleton

November 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Now anyone can get involved in the exoskeleton industry!  Presenting a wearable robot constructed entirely out of Legos!  This is a powered, hip-knee exoskeleton made using 4 LEGO NXT controllers and 12 first generation LEGO NXT motors powered by 24 AA batteries and attached by double-sided velcro.  Three motors are attached to each hip and [more]