Team Duct Tape is very grateful for the support of Raytheon Network Centric Systemsin Largo, for their generous donation towards our
World Championship registration fee, and their kindness in offering to transport our robot and gear to St. Louis for the World Championship! Thank you, Raytheon!
Team Duct Tape members learned a bit about powered exoskeletons during their visit to Robrady, so it’s pretty exciting to see Raytheon‘s unveiling of its second-generation powered exoskeleton, the XOS 2, coinciding with the release of Iron Man 2 on DVD.
According to Raytheon, the XOS 2 is ligher, faster and uses 50% less power than the XOS 1 proof-of-concept robotic suit. Powered by an internal-combustion engine driving hydraulic actiations, the exoskeleton allows its wearing to lift 200lb repeatedly without tiring, says Raytheon, but is agile enough to climb stairs or kick a ball.
Way to go Dr. Dan and Umbrella Guy! You’ll catch a couple of glimpses of Team Duct Tape, too.