Raytheon XOS 2 Exoskeleton – A Wearable Robotics Suit

Raytheon has unveiled their new XOS 2 Exoskeleton, a wearable robotics suit developed for the military.

The wearable robotics suit is being designed to help with the many logistics challenges faced by the military both in and out of theater. Repetitive heavy lifting can lead to injuries, orthopedic injuries in particular. The XOS 2 does the lifting for its operator, reducing both strain and exertion. It also does the work faster. One operator in an exoskeleton suit can do the work of two to three soldiers. Deploying exoskeletons would allow military personnel to be reassigned to more strategic tasks. The suit is built from a combination of structures, sensors, actuators and controllers, and it is powered by high pressure hydraulics.

Raytheon XOS 2 Exoskeleton