The field of exoskeleton systems is continuously evolving and re-inventing itself, so it is still difficult to create a singular definition. In general:
In summary, robotics is the application of engineering towards replacing humans from menial tasks, while exoskeletons is the application of robotics and biomechatronics towards the augmentation of humans in the performance of a variety of tasks.
Exoskeletons can also be referred to as: robotic suit, powered armor, exo-frame or exosuit, wearable machine, power jacket, etc…
Deriving a simple definition of what an “exoskeleton” is can be quite tricky.
Exoskeleton technology — the use of an external wearable framework that augments a human’s natural physical ability. http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2015/08/this-is-the-australian-defence-forces-take-on-exoskeleton-technology/
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