The Guardian XO is a full-body robotic exoskeleton designed to assist workers in factories and warehouses with tasks that require lifting heavy objects. The exoskeleton uses batteries, and its powerful motors allow it to augment a worker's strength without restricting freedom of movement.
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It won't make you look like Iron Man, but the Guardian XO will give you super strength.
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. Investors in the company include Caterpillar, GE Ventures, Microsoft, and Schlumberger. In 2019, Sarcos unveiled the Guardian XO, a strength-multiplying exoskeleton. The company planned to start shipping its first batch of alpha units to customers (including both heavy industry and the U.S. military) in 2020. The company hopes that future XO versions will be able to walk outdoors over challenging terrain, through a foot of mud, and in the rain or snow.