Guardian GT is a large-scale industrial exoskeleton that provides both dexterity and strength, allowing an operator to lift and move heavy objects with little effort.
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Guardian GT's arms can use off-the-shelf power tools.
Sarcos Technology & Robotics Corporation, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been developing powered exoskeletons and the robotic technologies that make them possible for decades. In 2017, Sarcos unveiled the Guardian GT, a remote controlled force-multiplying robot. The company says the Guardian GT is unique in its ability to combine both strength and dexterity. It's able to lift 1,000 pounds but also operate an off-the-shelf power drill. It can be used to dismantle and clear debris, perform search-and-rescue missions, contain and transport hazardous waste, and repair damaged structures. Sarcos has been in the robotics business since the 1990s, and was previously owned by military contractor Raytheon before going independent and rounding up investment from GE, Caterpillar, Microsoft, and others.