Looks like April is shaping up to be a jam-packed month filled with wearable robotics and exoskeleton related events. Coming up are the Wearable Robotics Association Conference 2017 (WearRAcon17), and the DoD Future Warfighter Symposium.
In addition, April 2017 will also feature a handful of shorter, 1 to 2-hour long meetups:
- a session of the Exoskeleton Terminology Task Group
- an overview of exoskeleton technology by Ekso Bionics
- the continuation of the WearRA Opportunities Committee
- the WearRA Standards & Education Committee
You can find these and other events on our Calendar of Exoskeleton Events:
April marks the second WearRAcon which is the only exoskeleton conference that focuses on the business side of the industry in addition to the research & technology. Representatives of roughly half of the entire industry are expected to arrive in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. This is a crucial time for the industry and this conference could be decisive on how things will proceed in the future. Will companies continue to go at it alone or will they start to specialize and collaborate (for example one team makes the mechanical human-machine interface while another group provides actuators and human-machine control)?
Another event slated for April is the DoD Future Warfighter Symposium. The symposium is not dedicated exclusively to wearable robotics but will feature presentations and discussions on the potential for military exoskeletons.
It is not too late to sign up for any of these events! Just follow the links in the calendar or the ones below to find more information and the sign up pages!
Wearable Robotics Association Conference 2017 – information & registration site
DoD Future Warfighter Symposium: Defense Strategies Institute information site, Events America – event site
Exoskeleton Technical Interchange Meeting: – NIST page, ExR Re-cap
WearRA committees: Wearable Robotics Association site